French law forbids food waste by supermarkets – Ireland Please Follow

Title: Food banks and other charities welcome law making large shops donate unsold food and stop spoiling items to deter foragers

Author: Angelique Chrisafis, The Guardian Newspaper

Full Text & Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/04/french-law-forbids-food-waste-by-supermarkets

The Internet, Online, 15/08/2016

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France has become the first country in the world to ban supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.

Under a law passed unanimously by the French senate, as of Wednesday large shops will no longer bin good quality food approaching its best-before date. Charities will be able to give out millions more free meals each year to people struggling to afford to eat……

Of the 7.1m tonnes of food wasted in France annually, 67% is binned by consumers, 15% by restaurants and 11% by shops. Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food are wasted worldwide.

A report published in 2015 showed that UK households threw away 7m tonnes of food in 2012, enough to fill London’s Wembley stadium nine times over. Avoidable household food waste in the UK is associated with 17m tonnes of CO2 emissions annually…

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