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Milan: a comprehensive food policy to tackle food waste

Author: FAO, EStà, Municipality of Milan

The Municipality of Milan developed a large range of actions to address food waste. These include: 1) a discount on the waste tax in favor of food businesses that donate their food losses to charities, 2) affiliation of school canteens to food banks to distribute surplus, 3) distribution of doggy bags in schools to encourage children to take any food surplus back home, 4) facilitation of the “Local Food Waste Hub”, a system of redistribution of food losses.

Region: Europe
Coverage: Italy
Areas of focus: Food loss and waste