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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

France has banned supermarkets from throwing away unsold food and clothes, and instead they donate it to charities. Shouldn't we do the same?

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  • 1 month ago

    You may need to revise some laws first.

    I know in the UK, food has sell by dates. If those dates are passed then the food cannot be sold so they used to scrap it.

    Then it was pointed out that some people might still like it so that started giving it away but some of the recipients complained about the quality of the food and I believe there were some court cases.

    So, as a supermarket owner, what do you do for the best?

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  • 1 month ago

    Well, no, because it's their private property. We believe in private property rights here.

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  • 1 month ago

    Ask your congressman. You are allowed to contact them.

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  • 1 month ago

    Most stores already do this in the U.S. when i worked at Walmart about a decade ago. Nearly all unsold food was composted to be re-used as animal feed or fertilizer. 

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