Rejected petition Ban shops throwing away unsold food & have them donate to charities/food banks

France recently passed a law banning supermarkets from throwing away or destroying unsold food, forcing them instead to donate it to charities and food banks.

We believe the UK government needs to consider changing our laws around this issue also.

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We all have seen the rise of inequality in our socieities all around the world. Homelessness has risen sharply while at the same time so has large corporations owned by tax dodging billionaires.

There has been plenty of stories shared via social media of shops & supermarket staff refusing to give homeless people food because it is their policy not to.

Instead they chose to throw away or destroy this food. Food wastage as a time when so many are going hungry should be a crime.

This petition was rejected

Why was this petition rejected?

There’s already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

You are more likely to get action on this issue if you sign and share a single petition.

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/204911

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