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France’s law for fighting food waste

Programmes: Waste trade
Publication types: Factsheet
Published: 17/11/2020
Size: 366.09 KB

In February 2016, France adopted a law on fighting food waste that meant supermarkets were forbidden to destroy unsold food products and were compelled to donate it instead. This law constituted the starting point of the fight against food waste through banning its destruction and facilitating donation. Since the adoption, its scope has been extended further, as defined through new decrees and laws. Read more in our factsheet.

Available in English and Italian.

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