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Tasca, Marco, 2023. Food waste handling behaviour and their predictors. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Economics



Around one-third of the total food provided for human consumption goes to waste every year. Previous literature shows that throughout the entire production-consumption chain, the final household stage generates the largest proportion of food waste compared to all the other stages. Through the adoption of an extended version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour, this study investigates the drivers of four consumers’ food waste practices derived from a survey involving 250 consumers in the municipality of Uppsala. It has been shown that attitude, Perceived Behavioural Control, knowledge, language, education level, children and involvement in a pro-environmental organization were significant predictors for the examined practices. Therefore, policy implications and possible solutions for food waste were suggested.

Main title:Food waste handling behaviour and their predictors
Authors:Tasca, Marco
Supervisor:Ha, Thi Thanh Mai
Examiner:Hart, Robert
Series:Examensarbete / SLU, Institutionen för ekonomi
Volume/Sequential designation:1505
Year of Publication:2023
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NM031 Agricultural Economics and Management - Master's Programme, 120.0hp
Supervising department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
Keywords:food waste, behaviour, behavioural economics, theory of planned behaviour, Uppsala, consumers
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Agricultural economics and policies
Consumer economics
Deposited On:23 Feb 2023 08:38
Metadata Last Modified:24 Feb 2023 02:01

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