France: Supermarkets To Give Unsold Food To Charities Under New Law

25 May 2015 6:17 AM GMT
France:  Supermarkets To Give Unsold Food To Charities Under New Law

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!

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