Household food waste: the implications of consumer choice in food from purchase to disposal

  title={Household food waste: the implications of consumer choice in food from purchase to disposal},
  author={Corrina Adele Tucker and Trisia Angela Farrelly},
  journal={Local Environment},
  pages={682 - 706}
Food and food-related waste is a high priority in terms of waste minimisation in New Zealand. Over the summer of 2012–2013, a survey of 147 participants was conducted on a range of views and practices related to environmental challenges and understandings. The survey, undertaken in Palmerston North, New Zealand, captured a wide socio-demographic. This article focuses on respondents’ food practices from purchase, to plate, to disposal and the environmental implications of these practices. The… 

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  • Economics
    Waste management & research : the journal of the International Solid Wastes and Public Cleansing Association, ISWA
  • 2010
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