France ban on supermarket food waste

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The lower house in France has unanimously voted in favour of an amendment to the Energy Transition Law concerning food waste, including measures to ban supermarkets from binning or rendering unusable any food that has been removed from the shelves and is still usable.

The measure aims to prevent the disposal of food products. Each supermarket throws away between 20kg to 40kg of edible items per day…read on

[FRENCHENTRÉE • MAY 2015]

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  1. Food waste is a lose-lose situation for the environment, the struggling families in today’s tough economy and for the food retailers.
    Fortunately, there are new and better ways to avoid food waste.
    The new open GS1 DataBar barcode standard enables new food waste reduction applications that offer relevant, environmentally friendly and personalized fresh food deals.
    An example of such an application is the “End Grocery Waste” App. This GS1 DataBar based application encourages efficient consumer shopping behavior that makes fresh food affordable for all families, maximizes grocery retailer revenue, and effectively reduces the global carbon footprint.

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