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Groundbreaking French Waste Law Triggers Broader Rethink on Consumption

By early afternoon, the Salvation Army’s “social grocery store” is filling up. The mostly female clientele arrives with fistfuls of bags and trolleys, unwrapping scarves that had cut a bracing wind.  Volunteers have freshly stocked the shelves with gleaming rows of canned vegetables and pasta. A small refrigerated section carries yoghurt, milk and meat, just shy of their sell-by dates.  For the hundred or so families who shop here — paying only a small “social contribution”...

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