Is France’s supermarket waste law heading for Europe? – BBC News

By Hugh Schofield BBC News, Paris
18 August 2015

Plans to introduce a French law that bans supermarkets from destroying unsold food and obliges them to give it to charity is irritating retailers who say they already make a big effort to fight waste.

Under the law, stores of more than 400 sq m would have until July 2016 to sign contracts with charities or food banks, and to start giving them unsold produce.

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