France Moves to Ban Food Waste in SupermarketsFrance Moves to Ban Food Waste in Supermarkets
May 26, 2015
In a rare show of unity, France's parliament voted unanimously Thursday to ban food waste in big supermarkets by outlawing the destruction of unsold food products.
"It's scandalous to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible foods," said Socialist member of Parliament Guillaume Garot who sponsored the bill.
Under the new legislation, supermarkets will have to take measures to prevent food waste and will be forced to donate any unsold but still edible food goods to charity or for use as animal feed or farming compost.