23 May 2015 – France makes it illegal for supermarkets to destroy edible foodPosted: May 23, 2015
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 This will stop also supermarket practice of pouring bleach over out-of-date food in industrial bins – a practice that has also been reported in the UK.
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