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In European and Asian countries, the largest and increasing part of food is wasted at the consumer level. This issue has gained considerable public and government attention in the past decades, to curtail the wastage of food at all the stages, specifically retail chains and consumer level. By the time large number of initiatives executed by different stakeholders such as policy makers, retailers of France, and NGOs of Denmark and research projects that have and are exploring the issue. Furthermore, the European Parliament has called for 2014 to be the ‘year against food waste’. It is well known reason that consumers are avoiding distorted food and foods which are about to expire, to the best before date, in the choice situation of food safety concerns and more reasons are behind this is the lack of storage facilities, family practices about meals like choices and more interest in junk food that the prepared food at home this influences the quantity of food waste created in the household.
Tamar Makov et al., “Social and environmental analysis of food waste abatement via the peer-to-peer sharing economy”. Nature Communications, No. 11 (2020) https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-14899-5 [available on the Internet at https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-020-14899-5.pdf (last accessed on 16 March 2020)].
Reducing food waste is widely recognized as critical for improving resource efficiency and meeting the nutritional demand of a growing human population. Here we explore whether the sharing economy can provide meaningful assistance to reducing food waste in a relatively low-impact and environmentally-sound way. Analyzing 170,000 postings on a popular peer-to-peer food-sharing app, we find that over 19 months, 90t of food waste with an equivalent retail value of £0.7 million were collected by secondary consumers and diverted from disposal. An environmental analysis focused on Greater London reveals that these exchanges were responsible for avoiding emission of 87–156t of CO2eq. Our results indicate that most exchanges were among users associated with lower income yet higher levels of education. These findings, together with the high collection rates (60% on average) suggest that the sharing economy may offer powerful means for improving resource efficiency and reducing food waste.
Wolfgang Britz et al., “Can Food Waste Reduction in Europe Help to Increase Food Availability and Reduce Pressure on Natural Resources Globally?”. Discussion Paper 2020:1, Institute for Food and Resource Economics, University of Bonn (Forthcoming in German Journal of Agricultural Economics) (2020) 40 pp. [available on the Internet at https://app.box.com/s/sj1x48hhboa7g4m612a9x4qbk7nt21pf (last accessed on 15 February 2020)].
In recent years, reducing food waste and loss has become a policy priority in the European Union, but little is known about impacts of related measures in the EU and beyond. This study informs the debate on food waste reduction through a quantitative analysis. It considers adjustment costs for reducing food waste in food processing industries and impacts on food availability, pressure on land and water, and other environmental consequences. The results suggest that the leakage effects of global trade may offset almost all benefits of food waste reduction in the EU. We thus conclude that costly efforts to reduce food waste in the EU cannot be motivated by larger contributions to global food availability and environmental benefits. This highlights the need for global coordination of such policies and/or more targeted actions in the EU which focus on specific production chains, where losses can be reduced and environmental gains obtained at a relatively low cost.
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