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Food waste insights in the home


Universal behavioural change campaigns targeting waste avoidance may be ineffective given the significant differences between districts.

Centre for Design and Society worked with Banyule City Council to test the hypothesis that universal behavioural change campaigns targeting waste avoidance may be ineffective given the significant differences between districts. To be more effective in reducing waste (particularly food waste), a sound understanding of why it is wasted in different districts would be advantageous to Banyule. The project documented; Understand household practices relating to the purchase, storage, preparation and disposal of food within key districts in Banyule’s municipality in order to; develop targeted programs by Banyule City Council to strategically reduce food waste in key districts. The research was conducted by collecting data from twenty four households through a mix of interviews, and food and waste diaries across a range of districts.

Media release: Study finds planning crucial to cutting food waste

To read a copy of FINAL REPORT: Districts, Lifestyles and Avoiding Food Waste

Research Team
Karli Verghese, Simon Lockrey
Research Collaborators
Margaret Morgan, Helen Williams
Industry Partners
Banyule City Council, Metropolitan Waste Management Group
Details
Date: 2013-2014
Status: Completed