May 25th, 2015
France’s parliament has voted unanimously to ban food waste in big supermarkets, notably by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products. All large-sized supermarkets will have to sign contracts with a charity group to facilitate food donations.
French people throw away between 20 to 30 kilos of food per person per year costing an estimated $13m to $22m annually, according to the AFP news agency.The waste of about 1.3 billion tons of food each year is causing economic losses of $750bn and significant damage to the environment, a 2013 report stated.
The Logical Indian community applauds this great move by the government!