Calls for law against food waste to go global

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Large stores must now make a deal with a charity to donate out of date items in a move aimed at reducing food waste.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.


It’s prompted a call from environmental groups and charities for other countries, such as Australia, to adopt the measures.