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Waste not, want not: A bio-economic impact assessment of household food waste reductions in the EU.
Resour Conserv Recycl. 2019 Jul; 146:514-522.RC

Abstract

Halving per capita food waste and reducing food losses along production and supply chains is one of the objectives fixed by the United Nations among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This study employs a system-wide modelling approach, to simulate economic impacts of households' food waste reduction in 2030, focusing on the European Union. The paper provides market, food security, biophysical and environmental indicators resulting from food commodity specific waste reductions by EU households. The scenarios explicitly account for associated costs paid by food manufacturers derived from adjustments in the packaging, labelling and logistics. The model shows, under a series of market assumptions, a possible increase in household savings, a fall in agri-food production and a minor negative macroeconomic impact due to household food waste reductions. On the other hand, the effects on environmental indicators such as land usage, GHG emissions and water abstraction are positive. Future research on several aspects of the food waste topic is needed to better integrate all economic aspects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Seville, Spain. Aragonese Agency for Research and Development (ARAID), Centre for Agro-Food Research and, Technology (CITA), Agrifood Institute of Aragón (IA2), Government of Aragón, Zaragoza, Spain.European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Seville, Spain.European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Seville, Spain.European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Seville, Spain.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31274960

Citation

Philippidis, George, et al. "Waste Not, Want Not: a Bio-economic Impact Assessment of Household Food Waste Reductions in the EU." Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, vol. 146, 2019, pp. 514-522.
Philippidis G, Sartori M, Ferrari E, et al. Waste not, want not: A bio-economic impact assessment of household food waste reductions in the EU. Resour Conserv Recycl. 2019;146:514-522.
Philippidis, G., Sartori, M., Ferrari, E., & M'Barek, R. (2019). Waste not, want not: A bio-economic impact assessment of household food waste reductions in the EU. Resources, Conservation, and Recycling, 146, 514-522. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.04.016
Philippidis G, et al. Waste Not, Want Not: a Bio-economic Impact Assessment of Household Food Waste Reductions in the EU. Resour Conserv Recycl. 2019;146:514-522. PubMed PMID: 31274960.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Waste not, want not: A bio-economic impact assessment of household food waste reductions in the EU. AU - Philippidis,George, AU - Sartori,Martina, AU - Ferrari,Emanuele, AU - M'Barek,Robert, PY - 2019/7/6/entrez PY - 2019/7/6/pubmed PY - 2019/7/6/medline KW - CGE KW - Costs of reducing food waste KW - EU KW - Food waste KW - Households’ food waste KW - Packaging SP - 514 EP - 522 JF - Resources, conservation, and recycling JO - Resour Conserv Recycl VL - 146 N2 - Halving per capita food waste and reducing food losses along production and supply chains is one of the objectives fixed by the United Nations among the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This study employs a system-wide modelling approach, to simulate economic impacts of households' food waste reduction in 2030, focusing on the European Union. The paper provides market, food security, biophysical and environmental indicators resulting from food commodity specific waste reductions by EU households. The scenarios explicitly account for associated costs paid by food manufacturers derived from adjustments in the packaging, labelling and logistics. The model shows, under a series of market assumptions, a possible increase in household savings, a fall in agri-food production and a minor negative macroeconomic impact due to household food waste reductions. On the other hand, the effects on environmental indicators such as land usage, GHG emissions and water abstraction are positive. Future research on several aspects of the food waste topic is needed to better integrate all economic aspects. SN - 0921-3449 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31274960/Waste_not_want_not:_A_bio_economic_impact_assessment_of_household_food_waste_reductions_in_the_EU_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/31274960/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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