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Global Citizen: Italy passes law to send unsold food to charities instead of dumpsters

Italy is introducing a series of incentives to end food waste. Instead of throwing away leftover food, Italy wants businesses that sell food to donate unsold to charities rather than throw it away.

Currently, the country spends more than $13 billion USD on waste management.

Through this latest bill, legislators want to cut down on expenses. Ultimately, they want to recover 1 billion tonnes of excess food in 2016, up from last year’s total of 550 million tonnes.

It’s an ambitious number, but the food recovery movement. People throughout societies from Europe to the US are eager to get involved.

 

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