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Title: A framework for a more efficient approach to food waste management
Authors: Garcia-Garcia, Guillermo
Woolley, Elliot
Rahimifard, S.
Keywords: Food waste
Waste management
Waste categorization
Environmental impact
Waste hierachy
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © International Journal of Food Engineering
Citation: GARCIA-GARCIA, G., WOOLLEY, E. and RAHIMIFARD, S., 2015. A framework for a more efficient approach to food waste management. International Journal of Food Engineering, 1 (1), pp. 65-72.
Abstract: A considerable amount of waste is generated in the food supply chains of both developing and developed countries. In an increasingly resource constrained world, it is imperative to reduce the high environmental, social and economic impacts associated with this type of waste. This necessitates the development and implementation of improved, targeted management practices. This paper discusses the various definitions and categorizations of food waste according to different international organizations, reviews the most up-to-date data on waste generated in the food supply chains as well as its environmental impact and assess the applicability of current waste management options. This analysis provides the basis for the development of a framework for increasing the effectiveness of food waste management practices through structured assessment and better informed selection of waste management methodologies for each food waste category. The usability of this novel framework is discussed.
Description: This article is closed access, it was published in the International Journal of Food Engineering and the definitive version is available at: http://www.ijfe.org/uploadfile/2015/0618/20150618061756676.pdf
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.18178/ijfe.1.1.65-72
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18195
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.18178/ijfe.1.1.65-72
ISSN: 2301-3664
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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