Fines and free ‘doggy bags’: Spain steps up fight against food waste
Euronews says bars and restaurants in Spain could be forced to offer customers free “doggy bags” as part of a new draft law aimed at reducing food waste.
Supermarkets and businesses could also face fines of up to €60,000 if they fail to reduce the amount of food they throw away.
Spain’s government approved the legislation on Tuesday. Parliament must now green light it before it can come into effect.
If passed, stores and supermarkets would be asked to reduce the price of products that are approaching their “best before” date.
Mechanisms should also be set up to donate unwanted food to NGOs and food banks, according to the proposed law.
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