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France Moves Toward a National Policy Against Food Waste


In April 2015, French policymakers released ambitious proposals for a national policy against food waste, offering a rich set of ideas for prevention, recovery and recycling.1 Some measures, including a ban on supermarket food waste, have already entered the legislative process, and others may follow. Because the original, 75-page report, “Fighting Food Waste: Proposals for a Public Policy,” is not currently available in English, NRDC requested this distillation of key elements of the report.2 This write-up summarizes each of the 36 proposals. The proposals are the result of a yearlong study housed within the Ministries of Agriculture and the Environment. They reflect a collaborative process, led by Parliament member Guillaume Garot, that drew upon input from 120 experts and stakeholders. Their report calls for 36 regulatory and policy measures across the French food system. If these proposals are approved and implemented, they will place France on the cutting edge of the fight against food waste internationally.


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Marie Mourad. France Moves Toward a National Policy Against Food Waste. [Research Report] Natural Resources Defense Council. 2015, pp.12. ⟨hal-01967933⟩
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