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Which strategies and tools do municipalities need in order to work efficiently with food waste reduction?: Results from a survey in Sweden
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Today, prevention of food waste is an ongoing topic in academic debates and on the political agenda because it has impacts on the environment, the economy and the society. In municipalities, it means that reduction strategies and monitoring programmes should be developed. The aim of this study was to examine what strategies the municipalities in Sweden are using to reduce their food waste and which tools they need to be able to work with food waste reduction in an efficient way in the future. The study is building on a questionnaire that was sent out by e-mail to all the municipalities in Sweden. The results showed that municipalities that had developed goals and strategies more often were working with food waste reduction than municipalities lacking goals and strategies. The results also showed that municipalities that had staff assigned to work with food waste questions also more often (actively) worked with food waste reduction. Today, only a few percent of the municipalities are having a collaboration with other municipalities in order to work with food waste reduction. A guiding document should be developed and it should include strategies with clear goals for how the reduction of food waste could be conducted, a time plan for when the goals should be achieved and a reference value for how much the food waste should be reduced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 49 p.
Keyword [en]
food waste, municipality, strategies, tools, reduction
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Natural Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-34296OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-34296DiVA: diva2:1113565
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Environmental Science
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Available from: 2017-06-28 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-29Bibliographically approved

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