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The food in the garbage: containers remains for the time being prohibited

Hamburg's Senator of justice Steffen has failed with his plan to allow the so-called containers. Thus, it remains a criminal Offence, to get edible food from the garbage of supermarkets.

Every day supermarkets throw away large quantities of unsold food because of expired shelf life or pressure points. Many of the weggeschmissenen food but are still edible. But who takes the food out of the waste containers, concedes to the law in force in Germany, a theft or trespass. The Hamburg Senator of justice Till Steffen wanted to change - but failed to take it now.

containers Take discarded food from waste, the so-called containers, remains a criminal Offence. Steffen's request for legalization, the justice Minister of the country rejected at its Meeting in Lübeck, the majority, like Steffen said. Instead, they would have adopted an alternative resolution against food waste: The Federal government should make it therefore large providers easier, food voluntarily, and without detriment to third parties, for example, of the panels, to make.

"is It not a man"

Steffen showed that the decision to not understanding: "There is no man understands why the collection of garbage must be punished," said the Green politician. In Germany every year would have thrown away millions of tons of food. "People will also be prosecuted under criminal law, which are the containers against this waste active, I believe it is wrong."

According to Steffen, his initiative failed due to the resistance of Union-led ministries. "Like the climate change, you will also notice here how far the CDU and the CSU have of the population away and the reality of deny," he criticized.

criticism of the boards

The umbrella Association Board Germany would have wished for a decriminalization of "Containerns", but called at the same time, a societal shift in thinking. The debate is over go entirely to the causes of food waste, said the Chairman Jochen Brühl, the Catholic news Agency (KNA). Each Individual could start for himself and his shopping behavior, reconsider.

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