Here’s one way to cut down on food waste, ban it!
In 2013, the USDA launched the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, an initiative geared toward businesses and organizations in the U.S. food and over 1,000 companies have signed up for the challenge in the last couple years and committed to recover or recycle food that's been removed from commerce, as well as minimize food waste in school meal programs.
But supermarkets can help here too by not only working to reduce their own waste, but working directly with shoppers, offering tips on how consumers can reduce their food waste. Simple ideas like selling slight bruised, disfigured produce for discounted prices before throwing away, or sharing tips for customers on what you can cook with produce that may be not as fresh anymore. And also tips on how customers can shop and meal plan so they are better organized at home with not as much leftover foods. We may not be at the stage of banning supermarket waste like France, but we can certainly do our bit to help.