domingo, 24 de maio de 2015

France: supermarkets banned from throwing away food

Jacques Creyssel, representative of the Federation of trade and distribution argues that "the law commits an error, because the large distribution only represents 5 percent of food waste" in France.

From 1 July, supermarkets with more than 400 square meters will be required to donate the food to charitable institutions.

Defence associations and assistance to underprivileged and homeless congratulated the Government initiative.

For the distribution of donations, Nicolas Dubois, Manager of the Food Bank, explains that "private foundations provide refrigerated trucks" and help "State in terms of manpower."

Three years ago, the French Government has set as a goal to halve food waste until 2025. Currently, each French throws out on average 20 to 30 pounds of food per year, which represents an annual loss of 12 to 20 billion euros.

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