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International Food Waste Efforts on the Rise

International countries are starting to ramp up their food waste efforts.

Italy, Germany, Brazil and Kenya are some of the international countries that are ramping up their food waste efforts. Equoevento, a Rome-based nonprofit that collects uneaten food from events and gives it to charities for the hungry, is one example of how these areas are rescuing food that would otherwise go to landfill.

Thomson Reuters Foundation breaks down how these countries are making a difference when it comes to food waste:

When Italian architect Carlo de Sanctis went to a friend's wedding on the outskirts of Rome two years ago, he did not expect to find himself discussing food waste.

As the party was winding down, de Sanctis and his friends ended up wondering what the waiter next to them would do with the uneaten food he had started to collect.

"We asked him what they were going do with all this leftover food and he showed us the garbage. We couldn't believe all this excellent food would simply get wasted," he said, still in disbelief.

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