Throwing Out the Apples and the Oranges: a Comparison of Methods to Measure In-Home Food Waste

In-home food waste has become a global concern in recent years, and multiple methods have been proposed to measure this. This study empirically compares five methods: diaries, general survey questions, photo coding, kitchen caddies, and week-based survey questions. Results indicate which measures are more appropriate to assess in-home food waste.



Citation:

Erica van Herpen, Ivo van der Lans, Nancy Holthuysen, Mariska Nijenhuis-de Vries, and Tom Quested (2018) ,"Throwing Out the Apples and the Oranges: a Comparison of Methods to Measure In-Home Food Waste", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 11, eds. Maggie Geuens, Mario Pandelaere, and Michel Tuan Pham, Iris Vermeir, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 65-66.

Authors

Erica van Herpen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Ivo van der Lans, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
Nancy Holthuysen, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Mariska Nijenhuis-de Vries, Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands
Tom Quested, Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), UK



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 11 | 2018



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