Are households feeding habits and waste management practices determinant in order to swing over food waste behaviours? The case of Barcelona Metropolitan Area

Understanding the perception about food waste generation is crucial to significantly reduce the amount generated by 2020 as proposed in the conference Rio+20. To date consumer´s feeding habits and waste management practices are not in depth consid-ered in the literature. The aim of the present work is to analyse citizen’s perception towards food waste and understand how citizens form their food waste behaviour de-cisions. A theoretical model has been elaborated based on literature. A questionnaire on food waste was analysed by means of structural equation models. Results show that food waste is directly influenced by purchasing habits as diet selection and pur-chasing behaviour, as well as waste prevention behaviour and indirectly influenced by materialism and environmentalism values.

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