Environmental Science

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

Authors: Leal Filho, Walter, Kovaleva, Marina

  • A unique overview on amounts of food waste generation in the Baltic Sea Region countries
  • Country statistics on food waste generation, available for the first time and resulting from 6 months research
  • A chapter on applied methods of food waste treatment in the Baltic Sea Region countries
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About this book

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.

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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-38455-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Food Waste and Sustainable Food Waste Management in the Baltic Sea Region
Authors
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10906-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10906-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10905-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-38455-9
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
95 illustrations in colour
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