Studies reporting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on household food waste

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International Food Loss and Food Waste Studies Group

Sep 27, 2021, 5:18:03 AMSep 27
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Hi everyone,

I have seen several papers published that report the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on household food waste. The study below being a good example. However these are often surveys or questionnaires based on reported behaviour.

Does anyone know of any studies using actual measurements or mixed qualitiative methods (i.e photographs, reciept collation, kitchen tours etc?). Or even online interviews?

Thanks in advance,

Jordon Lazell
Coventry University, UK

Andrew Smith

Sep 27, 2021, 5:52:07 AMSep 27
I suspect these are some of those you are already aware of:

Amato, Mario, Fabio Verneau, Adele Coppola, and Francesco La Barbera. “Domestic Food Waste and Covid-19 Concern: An Application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour.” Sustainability 13:15 (July 27, 2021): 8366. Retrieved at
Tags: Covid-19

Amicarelli, Vera, Caterina Tricase, Alessia Spada, and Christian Bux. “Households’ Food Waste Behavior at Local Scale: A Cluster Analysis after the Covid-19 Lockdown.” Sustainability 13:6 (March 16, 2021): 3283. Retrieved at
Tags: Covid-19, Households

Babbitt, Callie W., Gregory A. Babbitt, and Jessica Oehman. “Behavioral Impacts on Residential Food Provisioning, Use, and Waste during the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Sustainable Production and Consumption (April 10, 2021). Retrieved at Sustainable Production and Consumption
Tags: Behavior, Covid-19, Studies

Qian, Kun, Firouzeh Javadi, and Michikazu Hiramatsu. “Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Household Food Waste Behavior in Japan.” Sustainability 12:23 (November 26, 2020): 9942; Retrieved at
Tags: Covid-19, Households, Japan

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Fangzhou You

Sep 28, 2021, 12:26:43 PMSep 28
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Hi Jordon,

I've applied mixed methods in my study to investigate food-wasting behaviour amongst airline passengers. Photographs and questionnaires were used to capture food waste and factors associated with passengers' food-wasting behaviour. I've attached the DOI link below:
Why Is Airline Food Always Dreadful? Analysis of Factors Influencing Passengers ’ Food Wasting Behaviour,

Kind regards,

Fangzhou You
School of Design and Creative Arts
Loughborough University
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