Consumer Food Waste: New estimates and approach Inferring consumption food waste from private expenditure

Verma, Monika; Vreede, Linda de; Rutten, M.M.; Achterbosch, T.J.


Given estimates of food waste often involve applying fixed factors or shares across different stages of food supply chain, missing the factors affecting food waste. We propose a first step in this direction by using an alternative way to impute consumer Food Waste and a first attempt at showing how it might be linked to consumer spending. In the process we derive implications for consumption elasticity and policy.