Thrifty Tuesday

 Arash Derambarsh began his drive to fight food waste and food poverty in Courbevoie. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP

Arash Derambarsh began his drive to fight food waste and food poverty in Courbevoie. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP

A councillor whose campaign against food waste led to a law forcing French supermarkets to donate unwanted food to charity has set his sights on getting similar legislation passed globally.

Arash Derambarsh said it was “scandalous and absurd” that food is wasted and in some cases deliberately spoiled while the homeless, poor and unemployed go hungry.

Derambarsh – a municipal councillor for the “Divers Droit” (diverse right) in Courbevoie, north-west of Paris – persuaded French MPs to adopt the regulation after a petition gained more than 200,000 signatures and celebrity support in just four months.

The amendment was approved as part of a wider law – the Loi Macron – that covers economic activity and equality in France and is expected to be passed by the national assembly on Tuesday, entering the statute books shortly afterwards.

It will bar supermarkets from throwing away food approaching best-before dates and deliberately poisoning products with bleach to stop them being retrieved by people foraging through bins.



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21 Responses to Thrifty Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    Past noon here, nothing new, yet.


  2. º¿carol says:

    Fast food joints like McDonalds keep their hamburgers under a light for 10 minutes, I think, and after that they toss them. Won’t let the employees eat them, or take them home. At least that’s what I heard many years ago. It’s probably true.

    Greed tells businesses to not give their food away because they want the people who would take it to use money to get it. But that won’t happen. If you’re poor, you’re poor.


  3. º¿carol says:

    Weeded the front of the house, jumped on the tractor and got a little mowing done before I got rained out. Shoot. Rain is done but too late, everything is wet.

    I officially hate raccoons. One of them, or more, got up to one of my sparrow bird houses on the back of our little barn, tore apart the rotted wood of the roof that I had covered with plastic and glued down to try to keep rain out of the nest. Nesting materials were on the ground, no sign of bodies but he did leave me a pile of raccoon poop.

    Not sure if anything happened to the other box which isn’t rotted. They can get their paws in the hole, so maybe that nest is destroyed, too. 😦 Poor birdies. Evil creature like the raccoon shows up in the middle of the night, nothing the little bird, or babies could do but die.


  4. º¿carol says:

    Took our old Toyota to the dealer this morning because there’s something wrong and Jill needs to borrow it. Had to make sure it was safe for her to use. She needs to get some work done on her car, needs to use ours.

    I ran over a curb with the right read wheel a couple weeks ago. A TALL curb, painted yellow, lol.

    Kept hearing something rubbing. Turns out I knocked a heat shield off the muffler. It was a quick, cheap fix, thank goodness. They wanted to fix other things, said they found two oil leaks and we could use a timing belt, but we nixed all that. Still reeling from buying the newish Toyota.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Two different friends lost a dog yesterday. *sniff* I always feel so sad when I hear about the death of a beloved pet.


  6. David B. Benson says:



  7. º¿carol says:

    ♫♪♫♪Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday TO you. Happy BIRTHDAY dear Jim. Happy birthday, to you! ♫♪♫♪


  8. David B. Benson says:

    @ Swilly’s for dinner for the first time in the new location.


  9. Den says:

    I often wonder, do they serve ponies @ a Pony Bar?


  10. Den says:

    Bar with pony.


  11. Den says:

    Score one for Goatville.


  12. Den says:

    Hot air rises:


  13. Den says:

    Fun dreams all!

    Here llama llama, it’s counting time 4 U.


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