Law to require supermarkets to donate their excess foods in Mississauga

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Food waste in Mississauga costs 9.2 million dollars to collect and another 7.1 million for the composting process of food waste. This food waste accounts to over 60 000 tonnes of food waste annually in Mississauga alone and comprises 27% of the garbage stream. With this petition, I am willing to propose that all businesses must donate their excess foods to food banks and homeless shelters in Mississauga. These businesses include and are not limited to ; supermarkets, bakeries, restaurants, convenience stores and food distributors. Excess food eligible to be donated is defined as but not limited to ; food that a business produces that hasn't been sold, edible and falls under the Canadian Inspection Agency rules. The distribution of these foods will create new jobs while feeding more people in need along the channel of food waste. Food waste in Mississauga costs 9.2 million dollars to collect and another 7.1 million for the composting process of food waste. This food waste accounts to over 60 000 tonnes of food waste annually in Mississauga alone and comprises 27% of the garbage stream.

 



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