20 September 2019

China toughens food waste fight, paper says

The General Office of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and the General Office of the State Council have jointly issued a circular calling on officials and the public to join the fight against widespread food waste as part of the nation’s frugality campaign, China Daily reported Wednesday. The eight-point document seeks to curb official extravagance at dinner tables and develop frugal diet habits among the public as well as make better use of leftovers and food materials, the report said. Officials should control the amount they spend on dinners in public affairs, and promote simple, healthy and economical dining, according to the circular.

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