Italy is set to pass a law that will make supermarkets donate their waste food to charities, reports the Independent. It will become the second European

country to pass such laws after the French introduced a bill in February which bans supermarket throwing away or spoiling unsold food.

Unlike France, which fines supermarkets found wasting food, Italy wants to give businesses incentives to donate food and help tackle the country’s €12bn

waste problem.

At the moment – any Italian bar, restaurant or supermarket looking to donate food must declare donations in advance.

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