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Title: Quantifying food losses in South Africa and the costs of household food waste
Authors: Oelofse, SHH
Nahman, A
Keywords: Waste
Food waste
Household waste
Food losses
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Citation: Oelofse, SHH and Nahman, A. Quantifying food losses in South Africa and the costs of household food waste. 4th CSIR Biennial Conference: Real problems relevant solutions, CSIR, Pretoria, 9-10 October 2012
Abstract: Food waste is problematic for a number of reasons, including the loss of a potentially valuable food source or resource for use in other processes (e.g. energy generation or composting); wasted resources and emissions in the food supply chain; and the environmental impacts of disposing of organic waste to landfill. However, attempts to quantify food waste are constrained by limited data, particularly in developing countries. This research attempted to quantify food waste (including both pre-consumer food losses and post-consumer food waste) in South Africa. In addition, it estimated the economic costs of household food waste.
Description: 4th CSIR Biennial Conference: Real problems relevant solutions, CSIR, Pretoria, 9-10 October 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6295
Appears in Collections:Pollution and waste
CSIR Conference 2012
Human factors
Environmental and resource economics
General science, engineering & technology

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