The Parti Québécois calls for an anti-waste law
Pascal Bérubé. MNA for Matane-Matapédia
Following the COP15 resolution aimed at reducing food waste, the MNAs of the Parti Québécois (PQ) are committed to tabling an anti-waste law during the next parliamentary session.
“Major chains throw new products in the garbage every year, whether they are unsold food, clothing or various commercial products. This scourge has a major environmental cost, in addition to being morally intolerable from a social point of view,” explains Pascal Bérubé, MP for Matane-Matapédia and spokesperson for agriculture.
The PQ deplores the fact that large companies here are not subject to any law to counter waste. Joël Arseneau, MNA for the Îles-de-la-Madeleine and critic for the environment and the fight against climate change, exclaims that it is “completely unacceptable to see companies like Home Depot destroying tons of new products and put them in the garbage. When it comes to waste, it’s total!”
One of the objectives of the global biodiversity framework adopted at COP15 is a 50% reduction in food waste. For Pascal Bérubé, we must “force the large restaurant chains or grocery stores to create strategic partnerships to significantly reduce waste”, especially with food banks.