There are calls for countries around the world to follow the lead of France and make it illegal for supermarkets to throw away edible food.
Large stores must now make a deal with a charity to donate out of date items in a move aimed at reducing food waste.
The law which will also see waste converted into animal feed, compost or energy, was unanimously voted in by France’s National Assembly last week.
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It’s prompted a call from environmental groups and charities for other countries, such as Australia, to adopt the measures.