August 11, 2016

Italy's plan to cut food waste

Tree Hugger

The Italian government has thrown its support behind new laws aimed at reducing food waste throughout the country. The bill passed on August 2, backed by 181 senators. (Two opposed it and one abstained from the vote.) The government’s goal is to make it easier for retailers and consumers to prevent food waste by creating easier avenues for donation and incentives for doing so, and to prioritize the redistribution of excess food to those who really need it. It also hopes to reduce food waste by 1 million tons annually, since Italy currently wastes around 5.1 million tons of food each year.

1 comment:

greg gerritt said...

They also need a real composting program, with neighborhood compost deposts attached to community gardens in every urban neighborhood.