France: Cracking down on food waste through severe penalties
Jun25

France: Cracking down on food waste through severe penalties

The French National Assembly has passed legislation banning supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food. Instead, supermarkets must donate it to charity or use it as animal feed or compost. This is part of France’s wider efforts of halving the amount of food waste in the country by 2025. According to official estimates the average citizen throws out 20-30kg of food a year – 7kg of which is still in its wrapping. The cost...

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