Turning Food Waste Around

翻轉剩食大作戰!

出版時間:2019/05/28

Italy is another country that has had a big food waste problem. Laws were passed to cut one million tons from the five million the country throws away each year. The laws made it possible to give away food past its best-by date. They also encourage companies to donate food by allowing them to pay less tax the more they give away“. Family bags”at restaurants—known elsewhere as doggy bags—are also being promoted for the first time.

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義大利是另一個有食物浪費問題的國家。他們通過法案來把每年扔掉的五百萬噸食物減少一百萬噸。該法案使人們可以捐贈過期食物。他們也鼓勵企業捐贈食物,允許他們捐得越多就能繳越少稅。他們也首次提倡人們在餐廳多加使用在其他地方被稱為「剩菜打包袋」的「家庭袋」。

生活必備字詞

★give away... / give...away 捐贈╱送出…
The rich man gave away all his money to the poor before he died.
★encourage vt. 鼓勵
Jerry encouraged his students to be true to themselves.
★tax n. 稅,稅款
The new tax will put many small companies out of business.

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本文節錄自《常春藤生活英語》雜誌,完整內容請見五月號。

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