Inhibiting Household Practices for Preventing and Sorting Food Waste

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Karina Kloosterman Jensen
The amount of food that is wasted is a growing issue, which causes unnecessary use of resources and emissions damaging the climate. Recovering the food waste for recycling is also an important aspect, as it can combat the issue of the lack of important nutritional substances in the agricultural sector. These issues start with the households. This master thesis, therefore, examines the practices that inhibit the households in preventing food waste and sorting the food waste correctly and is a collaboration with Econet. Theory of socio-technical systems and practice theory have been used to understand further how technology and the human actors are interacting with the waste handling system as well as understand how the daily life affect the households' waste handling within the home. To further examine the issues, interviews have been conducted with five households. The results show how the households experience challenges through multiple types of practices - from meal planning to either saving the food as leftovers or waste sorting it.
SpecialisationEnvironmental Management and Sustainability Science
LanguageEnglish
Publication date7 Jun 2019
Number of pages77
External collaboratorECONET
Claus Petersen cp@econet.dk
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