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WRAP trying to understand influences on food waste collections

The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) are trying to gain an understanding of how different methods of food waste collection interact and influence householder waste prevention behaviour.

Together with SKM Enviros, WRAP is undertaking a literature review of published and unpublished research which will assist them in building up a picture of attitudes towards and understanding of food waste collections.

Stakeholders are being invited to submit any relevant published and unpublished work for review which addresses any of the following questions:

·        What is the existing level of householder awareness and understanding of the ways in which they can prevent food waste?

·        How do different types of food waste collection/disposal scheme influence the amount and types of food waste generated?

·        How do householders change their behaviour when new schemes are introduced and how is this influenced by different scheme configurations?

·        How do householder attitudes, values and behaviours change when food waste collections are introduced, including the way in which understanding of the scheme and the destination of the food waste influences behaviour? and

·        How do waste prevention messages combined with food waste collection services influence householder behaviour and the decisions that they make regarding the route chosen to deal with food waste?

All reports must be submitted by June 23, to give WRAP and SKM Enviros enough time to conduct the research.

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