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Reducing Household Food Waste: Insights from Joana Simões et al. Latest Research

Discover sustainable ways to reduce food waste and be part of the solution

Join us for an engaging audio presentation by Joana Simões, a dedicated PhD student at the University of Lisbon, Portugal, who is passionate about finding sustainable solutions to reduce household food waste. In her latest research, Joana delves into the drivers and barriers to consumer food waste, offering valuable insights and interventions that can make a significant impact.

Did you know that approximately 50% of the food waste produced in Europe and countries with high-development index comes from households? Joana starts her audio by highlighting this alarming statistic, shedding light on the magnitude of the problem. With such a significant portion of food being wasted, it becomes imperative to explore strategies to tackle this issue and create a more sustainable future.

Understanding the Drivers

Throughout her research, Joana and her team have identified various drivers of food waste, including moral, environmental, and food waste concerns. These factors play a crucial role in shaping consumer behaviors and attitudes towards food waste. Additionally, Joana reveals the intriguing finding that social norms can act as both drivers and barriers, depending on the perspectives taken. To gain a deeper understanding of this fascinating aspect, we highly recommend listening to Joana’s insightful audio.

Interventions and Awareness

Joana discusses the current interventions aimed at reducing food waste, focusing on creating awareness and providing information to the public. By understanding the underlying causes and implications of food waste, individuals can make informed choices and take action to minimise waste in their own lives.

Insights on Income, Gender, and Education

Joana’s research also uncovers thought-provoking insights into the relationship between food waste and socioeconomic factors such as income, gender, and education. By examining and systematically organizing the findings from other studies on these variables, this review article offers valuable perspectives on how societal factors can influence food waste behaviors. Tune in to Joana’s audio for a deeper dive into this intriguing aspect of her research.

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Creative Solutions and Repurposing

In her concluding remarks, Joana encourages listeners to think creatively about reducing food waste. She shares an exciting example: repurposing coffee grounds as fertilizer for gardens. Such innovative approaches can contribute to waste reduction and foster a more sustainable food system.

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain valuable insights from Joana Simões’ latest research on reducing food waste. Her audio presentation offers a comprehensive overview of the drivers and barriers to food waste, interventions to address the issue, and thought-provoking insights into the social and economic aspects surrounding food waste. Together, let’s work towards a more sustainable future by minimizing food waste in our households and communities.

To listen to Joana Simões’ audio and other research on consumer behavior, visit: https://acaudio.com/playlist/the-psychology-of-consumer-behavior-understanding-the-decision-making-process

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Joana Simões, Ana Carvalho, Margarida Gaspar de Matos, How to influence consumer food waste behavior with interventions? A systematic literature review, Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 373, 2022, 133866, ISSN 0959-6526, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.133866.

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