Quantities, environmental footprints and beliefs associated with household food waste in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Lorenzo, José M.
Barba, Francisco J.
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The objectives of this research were to identify the quantities and global warming, acidification and eutrophication potentials associated with household food waste in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In parallel, this study investigated perceptions related to food waste and using the quality function deployment for environment model, correlated reasons for discarding food waste and beliefs associated with food waste. Based on this study, it is estimated that around 2.8 kg of food waste is disposed of by the average household every week. Global warming, acidification and eutrophication potentials associated with household food waste are, on average, 3.49 kg CO(2)e/week, 2.42 g SO(2)e/week and 8.70 g PO(4)e/week, respectively. Also, Bosnian households discard over 80 different pieces of food packaging waste weekly, where plastic packaging is the most dominant packing type. The highest ranked reason for discarding food is linked to plate leftovers. In general, Bosnian citizens feel guilty when th...ey waste food.
Keywords:Food waste / food packaging waste / attitudes regarding food waste / food waste behaviour / quality function deployment for environment
Source:Waste Management & Research, 2019, 37, 12, 1250-1260
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