From October, grocers will be required to report quarterly to the Environment Ministry how much food they have thrown away and how much has been donated. Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler from the Greens believes that food waste should be minimized even more in times of high inflation. The Krone community has argued well whether this is the right measure in relation to this problem.
Food that is still edible has also been passed on to social organizations such as the food banks. Nevertheless, there are estimates of 70,834 tons of avoidable food waste in retail. User Ennio also notes this.Politics ignores their own failureSocial organizations of this type sell food cheaper or give it away. This is very important for those on lower incomes and those affected by poverty. However, due to high inflation, this is also increasingly affecting the middle class. Many users note that you should start directly with the prices in the shops. Increased effort for dealers as a minus point One can also object to the measure, like User DenkDochMalNach, that the grocers have an increased effort as a result, since it has to be recorded what is donated and what is not. Better rely on regionality and seasonality Finally, the users HaseMeinName and Eislanterne say that with a focus on seasonality and regionality you can not only save, but also live more environmentally conscious. What do you think about the topic? Feel free to join the discussion below in the comments!
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