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Less is more: preventing household food waste through an integrated mobile application

Castro, Cynthia, Chitikova, Ekaterina, Magnani, Giulia, Merkle, Julian and Heitmayer, Maxi (2023) Less is more: preventing household food waste through an integrated mobile application. Sustainability (Switzerland), 15 (13). ISSN 2071-1050

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Identification Number: 10.3390/su151310597

Abstract

This paper proposes an intervention using personal Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to help consumers reduce household food waste. Across the global food-supply chain, about one-third of all edible food is lost or wasted each year, and this issue is particularly pressing in in the Global North. We present a detailed overview of consumer activity in relation to household food waste using the Multilayered Installation Design Approach (MID). We trace consumer activity along the acquisition, storage, consumption, and disposal stages and provide a comprehensive set of recommendations on how to use personal ICTs to reduce household food waste rooted in the extant empirical literature. We then develop a concept for an application that integrates the full suite of potential avenues for intervention in one place.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2023 The Author(s)
Divisions: Psychological and Behavioural Science
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TX Home economics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2023 13:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2024 20:06
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119849

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