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Seven-Eleven leads Japan's drive to cut food waste

Convenience store chain eases delivery deadlines for manufacturers

Japan discards millions of tons of still-edible food each year, with per capita waste exceeding the figures for South Korea and China. (Photo by Shinya Sawai)

TOKYO -- Seven-Eleven Japan will ease a delivery requirement for food makers as part of efforts to reduce food waste.

The operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain will accept short-dated instant noodles that otherwise would have been thrown away under current regulations.

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