INSPIRED BY a Frenchman whose campaign has led to a law which forces French supermarkets to donate unsold food, over 100,000 people have signed a petition calling for the UK Government to introduce a similar law.
Posted by on the 38 Degrees website by member Lizzie Swarf, the online petition urges the Government to force supermarkets to donate unsold, useable food to food banks instead of binning it. It also calls for a voluntary £2 payment to be added to online deliveries to pay for a delivery service for donated food.
It has now been signed by over 100,000 people. This would be enough on the government’s official petition website to trigger a Parliamentary debate.
The campaign is also supported by Arash Derambarsh, the man behind French campaign. He is now calling for similar legislation to be passed globally.