Arash Derambarsh

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Arash Derambarsh
Personal details
Born (1979-07-25) 25 July 1979 (age 40)
13th arrondissement of Paris, France

Arash Derambarsh (Persian: آرش درم‌بخش‎) is a French politician, author, and lawyer.[1] He is also the City Councillor of Courbevoie, France. He is an active spokesperson against food waste.[2]

Early life[edit]

Arash Derambarsh was born on 25 July 1979 in Paris to Iranian parents.

Fighting against food waste[edit]

Being informed of the huge pile of food expired and dumped in the cities by supermarkets and people, he has tried to give the food that is still usable to the poor. Derambarsh successfully gathered 210,000 signatures, with the help of his group, to bring a bill to the parliament. Eventually his bill was passed, requiring supermarkets that are larger than 400 square meters to give usable expired food to the poor or a fertilizer company for animal food, instead of dumping it.[3][4][5] Schools are also required to train children to consume food in the right way. [6] For his work against food waste he was awarded the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award and SEK 1 million in 2019.[7] His debut book, Manifeste contre le gaspillage alimentaire, is the story of a parliament representative who tries to keep large supermarkets from dumping their usable expired food. He won the Edgar-Faure award for the best political book of the year.[8] He was named as one of the one top hundred thinkers of the world in 2016 by Foreign Policy.[9] He wrote the book Tomber 9 fois, se relever 10 - Échec scolaire, ne jamais lâcher in 2019.[10][11]


  1. ^ "موفقيت يک فرانسوی ايرانی تباردر فرانسه". Voice of America. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Arash Derambarsh -". SAVE FOOD. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  3. ^ "French supermarkets banned from throwing away and spoiling unsold food". The Independent. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  4. ^ Man who forced french supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global
  5. ^ The man who made France change its food waste law is setting his sights on Europe
  6. ^ Arash Derambarsh Frenchman Battle Supermarket Waste
  7. ^ "WINWIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award". Win Win. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Arash Derambarsh lauréat du prix Edgar Faure du meilleur livre politique". L'Express. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Global Thinkers 2016 | The Stewards Arash Derambarsh Councilman, Courbevoie/France". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 11 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Tomber 9 fois, se relever 10 - Échec scolaire, ne jamais lâcher". lisez.
  11. ^ "Portrait : Arash Derambarsh, La Valeur De L'Échec". Forbes.

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