Krajem travnja 2021. godine Kina je donijela zakon kojim se bori protiv bacanja hrane. Novi zakon zabranjuje internetsko prejedanje, odnosno popularni virtualni izazov u kojem se ljudi natječu u jedenju pri čemu natjecatelji redovito za sobom ostavljaju veliku količinu hrane, a onu konzumiranu nerijetko povrate. Osobe koje sudjeluju u takvim izazovima od sada će plaćati novčane kazne u visini od 100,00 yuana (približno 15,500 dolara).

Zakon će kažnjavati i one koji u restoranima ostavljaju velike količine hrane. Ta se kazna penje do 50,000 yuana (7,800 $).

Ovo je odlična priča, jer Asia kao cjelina proizvodi čak 50% otpada od hrane u svijetu. Zanimljiv je i podatak kako bacanjem hrane proizvodimo 10% godišnje emisije CO2.

Priču donosi Lena Tisserant, a cijeli članak pronađite ovdje.

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On April 29th, China has enacted new legislation to fight food waste. The new law includes a ban on online binge-eating, a popular trend in the country, in which people eat competitively and usually leave a lot of food uneaten and often vomit what they have consumed. Those who make and distribute these videos will now be facing fines of up to 100,000 yuan (15,500 $).

The law also fines for diners who leave behind excessive uneaten food at restaurants. Foodservice businesses will also face charges ranging from 10,000 yuan to 50,000 yuan (1,550 $ to 7,800 $) if they produce large amounts of food waste.
In my opinion, it’s a good start because Asia as a whole contributes around half of the total wasted food worldwide, and global food waste accounts for around 10% of the world’s annual carbon emissions.
Story by Lena Tisserant. You can read the whole article here.