In context, recent policy changes abroad have spurred public interest in the food waste issue. France has banned the disposal of unsold food, so that supermarkets are forced to donate their products to charities and food banks. Italy is expected to pass a new law that will simplify and incentivize the process of giving away food for retailers. In the U.S., Starbucks has pledged to donate 100% of unsold food to those affected by food insecurity, within the next five years.Take a look below for some exemplary food waste reduction initiatives in Canada and Ontario.
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Here at Sustain Ontario, we have been working hard on a Food Waste toolkit to come out later this fall. Stay connected via our Good Food Bites to know when the toolkit and other exciting news from the field is released.
Source Shannon Coulter-Low, Sustain Ontario
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