Characterization of household food waste in Denmark

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Abstract

This paper presents a methodology and the results of compositional analysis of food waste from Danish families living in single-family houses. Residual household waste was sampled and manually sorted from 211 single-family houses in the suburb of Copenhagen. The main fractions contributing to the household food waste were avoidable vegetable food waste and non-avoidable vegetable food waste. Statistical analysis found a positive linear relationship between household size and the amount of the household food waste.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventSardinia 2013 - 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium - Cagliari, Italy
Duration: 30 Sep 20134 Oct 2013
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ConferenceSardinia 2013 - 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium
CountryItaly
CityCagliari
Period30/09/201304/10/2013
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Edjabou, V. M. E., Petersen, C., Scheutz, C., & Astrup, T. F. (2013). Characterization of household food waste in Denmark. Paper presented at Sardinia 2013 - 14th International Waste Management and Landfill Symposium, Cagliari, Italy.