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Routledge Handbook of Food Waste

Edited by: Christian Reynolds , Tammara Soma , Charlotte Spring , Jordon Lazell

Print publication date:  January  2020
Online publication date:  January  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138615861
eBook ISBN: 9780429462795
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780429462795
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Book description

This comprehensive handbook represents a definitive state of the current art and science of food waste from multiple perspectives.

The issue of food waste has emerged in recent years as a major global problem. Recent research has enabled greater understanding and measurement of loss and waste throughout food supply chains, shedding light on contributing factors and practical solutions. This book includes perspectives and disciplines ranging from agriculture, food science, industrial ecology, history, economics, consumer behaviour, geography, theology, planning, sociology, and environmental policy among others. The Routledge Handbook of Food Waste addresses new and ongoing debates around systemic causes and solutions, including behaviour change, social innovation, new technologies, spirituality, redistribution, animal feed, and activism. The chapters describe and evaluate country case studies, waste management, treatment, prevention, and reduction approaches, and compares research methodologies for better understanding food wastage.

This book is essential reading for the growing number of food waste scholars, practitioners, and policy makers interested in researching, theorising, debating, and solving the multifaceted phenomenon of food waste.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  2:  After Market Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Perfect Storm Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Food Waste, Religion, and Spirituality Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Interrogating Waste Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Produce Loss and Waste in Agricultural Production Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Food Loss and Waste in Processing and Distribution Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Food Waste (And Loss) at the Retail Level Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Household Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Food Waste in the Service Sector Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Food Waste in the UK and EU Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Food Loss and Waste Measurement Methods and Estimates for the United States Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Apprehending Food Waste in Asia Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Food Waste Within South Africa and Saudi Arabia Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Food Waste in Australia and New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Estimating Total and Per Capita Food Waste in Brazilian Households Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Quantifying Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Moving Beyond the ‘What’ and ‘How Much’ to the ‘Why’ Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Applying Behaviour Change Methods to Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  20:  All My Relations Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Modelling Approaches to Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Surplus Food Redistribution Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Keeping Unavoidable Food Waste in the Food Chain as Animal Feed Download PDF
Chapter  24:  From Dumpster Dives to Disco Vibes Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Effects of Labelling, Packaging and The Eating Environment on Consumer-Generated Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Upcycling and Valorisation of Food Waste Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Exploring The Potential Of Digital Food Waste Prevention In The Restaurant Industry Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Food Waste Management, Treatment and Disposal Options Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Conduits That Bite Back Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Are You Buying Food Waste? Download PDF
Chapter  31:  A Brief Overview Of Current Food Waste Research Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Challenging Hegemonic Conceptions of Food Waste Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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