Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Tackling Food Waste: Factors that influence food waste

Consequences for tackling food waste in store

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The increased generation of food waste is a global and national problem. The purpose of the study is to investigate the factors that influence food waste and the role of technology in tackling food waste in the Netherlands. One of the main findings of the research is food waste is that consumer food waste is mainly influenced by food passing expiry date, food that is left too long in the fridge and consumers buying too much food.

In final household consumption, digital platforms and applications enable individuals to share and donate their food, thereby creating awareness on food waste prevention and the environmental benefits.

Reference Kör, B., Schreurs, E., & Wakkee, I. (2019). Tackling Food Waste: Factors that influence food waste: Consequences for tackling food waste in store. In P. Bula, T. Baaken, K. Kurzhalz, & H. Lyszczarz (Eds.), Management Sciences and Future Challenges (Vol. 236). Cracow-Münster.