The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Madeline Coats
WNPA Olympia News Bureau 

Bill aims to reduce food waste


January 23, 2019

Three representatives from the Democratic caucus are sponsoring a bill to work towards reducing food waste by consumers and grocery stores in Washington state.

House Bill 1114 suggests a plan to fight hunger and reduce environmental impacts of wasting food. The bill was co-sponsored by Reps. Beth Doglio, Vandana Slatter and Jake Fey and discussed at a public hearing on Jan. 17.

Rep. Doglio, D-Thurston, aims to combine the two issues of rising sea levels and food insecurity in an effort to become a more environmentally sustainable state.

“This is a win-win bill,” said Doglio at the hearing.

HB 1114 establishes a goal to reduce food waste in the state 50 percent by 2030, compared to le...

For access to this article please sign in or subscribe.


Reader Comments


Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2019