This Is Rubbish welcome the new EU Waste Framework Directive but call for individual countries to set binding targets on food waste.
The European Parliament, Council and Commission have decided the future of EU food waste. Sustain member, This is Rubbish campaigned for a strong Waste Framework Directive (WFD) and welcome many of the proposals. However they are disappointed that some of the more ambitious proposals were rejected by the Council.
According to This Is Rubbish, the positives of the WFD are:
The negatives are:
The next stage
On 16 April 2018 the European Parliament will vote on whether to formerly adopt the WDF before it is approved by the Council. It will be published in June/July this year. It will then be transposed into EU member state law by June/July 2020.
For This is Rubbish the campaign isn’t over. They are asking the public in each EU member state to start campaigns to call on individual governments to set binding national targets to reduce food waste by 50% from farm to fork.
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