In December, the French National Assembly voted unanimously to prevent supermarkets from wasting unsold food. With the passage of the new law, supermarkets will be forced to give away surplus food and the practice of destroying unsold food will be banned. Individuals are allowed to establish associations to collect and distribute the surplus food.
The measure was passed in a law in March 2015, which was anulled by the courts due to procedural flaws. The new law enjoyed widespread support across partisan lines, a rare occurance in France.