An ambitious bill to cut food waste has been approved by the Spanish government. All companies involved in the production and supply of food must plan to reduce waste or they could face fines of up to 60,000 (about $53,090) and up to 500,000 (about $530,800) for repeat offenders. The government is aiming to massively reduce the 1,300 tons of food wasted every year in the country about 31 kg (about 68 pounds) per person according to data from 2020. Among the new requirements is allowing restaurant customers to take home their unfinished food, which is not a common practice in the country. The bill also requires supermarkets and restaurants to work with organizations like food banks and donate food before it passes its 'best before' date.

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