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Food Waste and Sustainable Food Waste Management in the Baltic Sea Region

  • Walter Leal Filho
  • Marina Kovaleva

Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Also part of the Environmental Science book sub series (ENVSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 1-8
  3. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 9-29
  4. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 31-50
  5. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 51-80
  6. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 81-82
  7. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 83-106
  8. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 107-176
  9. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 177-192
  10. Walter Leal Filho, Marina Kovaleva
    Pages 193-204
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 205-222

About this book

Introduction

This work presents the findings of an extensive study on the state-of-the-art regarding the problem of food waste in Belarus, Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Sweden. The results show that the problem of food waste can be found at different levels in each country and that our knowledge of it is limited by the current lack of studies in the area. The problem is primarily due to food waste generated by the manufacturing sector, mostly in the form of unused or inefficiently used by-products, as well as on a share of food thrown away by households that is still suitable for human consumption. The main reduction/prevention method, applied across the countries, is food donation; the remaining methods are the same ones used for biodegradable waste in the respective countries. The findings gathered in this study show a number of potential measures/methods for sustainable food waste management, which may be considered in future works in order to reduce the amounts of food waste generated in each of the aforementioned countries.

Keywords

Biodegradable Waste Food Waste Methods of Food Waste Reduction Sustainable Food Waste Management Chain Waste Management

Authors and affiliations

  • Walter Leal Filho
    • 1
  • Marina Kovaleva
    • 2
  1. 1.Life SciencesHamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.Life SciencesHAW HamburgHamburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10906-0
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-10905-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-10906-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1863-5520
  • Series Online ISSN 1863-5539
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