Food Waste at Consumer Level

A Comprehensive Literature Review

  • Ludovica┬áPrincipato

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL)

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About this book


This book presents what is the state-of-the-art in the field of the food waste phenomenon at consumer level, including a thorough literature review, and it highlights trends in the field. It provides a comprehensive starting point for future research. Food waste represents a major public policy issue, which is included in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the present work identifies the most important definitions given to food waste and its environmental, social and economic impacts. With a comprehensive literature review that covers a forty-year time span (1977-2017), this book highlights the multiple, complex facets of food waste at the consumer level. Drawing from behavioural and marketing theories, it proposes a new theoretical framework with the aim to better explain food waste behaviour. Extensive research is being carried out on the main worldwide initiatives (both public and private) and food policies aimed at tackling the phenomenon. 


Food Waste Food Waste Behavior Food Policies Sustainability Consumerism Food Waste Reduction Food Loss Food Waste Directive FLW Protocol FLW Standard

Authors and affiliations

  • Ludovica┬áPrincipato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Business StudiesRoma Tre UniversityRomeItaly

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-78886-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-78887-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5547
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5555
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