23 May 2015 – France makes it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible food

France is making it illegal for large supermarkets to throw away edible food as part of a series of measures to cut down on waste, the UK Independent reports. As part of the French campaign to cut waste by 50% by 2025, new laws have been voted in by the National Assembly that will force chains to donate discarded food to charity or allow it to be turned into animal feed, compost or energy. This will stop  also supermarket practice of pouring bleach over out-of-date food in industrial bins – a practice that has also been reported  in the UK.

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