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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...



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