Italy, and by the looks of it – the whole world is set to pass laws that will make supermarkets donate or sell next-to-nothing, their waste food to the needy. If Italy does this, it will be the second European country after France to ban the practice of throwing good food away. This bill has already received widespread support not only in Italy but in EU and the US. Unlike France, which fines supermarkets found wasting food, Italy wants to give business incentives to donate food and help tackle the country’s 1,2bn euro waste problem – best of both worlds, basically.
The new law would offer reduction in rubbish taxes, which would vary depending on how much businesses give to charity.