How to prevent food waste?
The amount of good food that is wasted in The Netherlands adds up to billions of euros per year. Solutions for reducing food waste are within easy reach. Wageningen University & Research has committed itself to reducing food waste by 50% in 2030. The biggest food waster in The Netherlands is the consumer. The average Dutch consumer throws away around 34 kg of good food at home every year. This is not just a waste of money, it is especially a waste of valuable resources that were needed to produce and transport the food.
Recent food waste publications
Use-up day and flexible recipes : Reducing household food waste by helping families prepare food they already haveResources, Conservation and Recycling (2023), Volume: 194 - ISSN 0921-3449
Development and validation of the motivation to avoid food waste scaleGlobal environmental change : human and policy dimensions 78 (2023). - ISSN 0959-3780
Save near-expired food : Does a message to avoid food waste affect food purchase and household waste prevention behaviors?Journal of Cleaner Production 384 (2023). - ISSN 0959-6526