Sponsored By

France Passes 'Pioneering' Food Waste Bill to Ban Supermarkets From Binning Unused Food

December 14, 2015

1 Min Read
France Passes 'Pioneering' Food Waste Bill to Ban Supermarkets From Binning Unused Food

The Telegraph

France is to enact a law to reduce the estimated 7 million tons of food wasted in the country each year.

The law forces French supermarkets with retail space of 400 sq m (4,305 sq ft) or more to donate food that is approaching its best-before date to charity or be turned into animal feed or compost, rather than simply discarding it.

They will no longer be allowed to render foodstuffs inedible by pouring water or bleach on them – previously a common practice.

Continue reading at The Telegraph

Stay in the Know - Subscribe to Our Newsletters
Join a network of more than 90,000 waste and recycling industry professionals. Get the latest news and insights straight to your inbox. Free.

You May Also Like