• Anders Amstrup Pajbjerg
  • Jannie Andersen
  • Amalie Sofie Andersen
Food waste is a known problem and is being focused on globally in order to reduce CO2 worldwide. There exist several applications with the goal of helping consumers to reduce food waste. Within HCI research food waste is studied with the objective to reduce food waste using prototypes, though to our knowledge little has been done to understand how existing technologies are used in households and how it is perceived in relation to reduce food waste. We have conducted 17 interviews focusing on households’ food waste and everyday life structuring as well as experiences with the application Too Good To Go buying magic bags. In addition, we conducted thirteen diary studies for a two-week period documenting participants' food waste, leftovers, and purchases of Too Good To Go. Our findings suggest participants’ motivation and attitudes differ and is liable to affect how food waste is handled in the households. Furthermore, we found how Too Good To Go and meal boxes both bring surprises and challenges, where the challenges of the unknown in magic bags could lead to more food waste for the participants’ household. Surprisingly some of the participants found different ways of incorporating these issues into their daily lives.
LanguageMultiple languages
Publication date9 Jun 2020
Number of pages19
ID: 333813098