France: Super market will not destroy unsold food products

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“It's scandalous to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible foods,” said lawmaker of the Socialist Party Guillaume Garot.

In a law against food waste, super markets are obliged to donate the products to charities or farms


French lawmakers unanimously adopted a law which outlaws the destruction of unsold but eatable food products by the big super markets of the country.

Under the new legislation which aims to reduce food waste in France, supermarkets will be forced to donate any unsold but still edible food products to charity or farms.

 

New law in France forces supermarkets to reduce #foodwaste by donating surplus to charity! http://t.co/GgD5drEZhN pic.twitter.com/FhQx4bqXpJ
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