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dc.contributor.author Ramukhwatho, Fhumulani R
dc.contributor.author Oelofse, Suzanna HH
dc.contributor.author Du Plessis, R
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-28T13:00:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-11-28T13:00:59Z
dc.date.issued 2018-10
dc.identifier.citation Ramukhwatho, F.R., Oelofse, S.H.H. and Du Plessis, R. 2018. Socio-demographic effects on household waste and prevention in the City of Tshwane metropolitan municipality. Wastecon 2018 Conference & Exhibition, 15-19 October 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.wastecon.co.za/programme.html
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/10548
dc.description Paper presented at Wastecon 2018 Conference & Exhibition, 15-19 October 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract Food waste is a growing global concern as it has major economic, social and environmental impacts. This paper reports on findings of a research study conducted in the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality in South Africa.The research was conducted as part of a larger project with the aim to compile household food waste data in a South African context. The research was conducted using structured questionnaires to assess the influence of socio-demographics on the amount of food waste generated in the households and ways to prevent food wastage. Forty three percent of the sampled students and young professionals aged 21 – 30 years old wasted less food compared to older people over the age of 61 – 70 years. Although the statistical significant difference with a probability show that there was no differences between age groups shown with a P-value of 0.0043. This was an interesting target group that has different values towards food than older generations. Food waste reduction is very complex since it is a multidimensional problem which needs more awareness on food waste and better food management that will result in people changing their habits. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Worklist;21727
dc.subject Food waste en_US
dc.subject Waste prevention en_US
dc.subject Socio-demographics en_US
dc.subject Food waste reduction en_US
dc.title Socio-demographic effects on household waste and prevention in the City of Tshwane metropolitan municipality en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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