Several initiatives have been put forward worldwide to tackle food waste at consumer level. Yet, up until now, a comprehensive analysis and a categorization of the most relevant ones have not been proposed. In this chapter we will seek to fill this literature gap, providing a cluster analysis of the main food waste initiatives. The purposes of this analysis have been: (i) to identify the main initiatives implemented at international level against food waste at consumption level; (ii) to create homogenous groups of similar initiatives through a cluster analysis; (iii) to highlight the differences and similarities of the initiatives across the different countries. Moreover, a brief excursus on how some big food corporations are dealing with food waste and how food sharing models can be important in reducing the phenomenon has been presented.
- Food waste
- Food waste initiatives
- Cluster analysis
- Food waste reuse
- Food waste redistribution
- Food sharing models
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Principato, L. (2018). Food Waste Initiatives at Consumption Level: A Categorization. In: Food Waste at Consumer Level. SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78887-6_4
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