Human Centered Approach for Reducing Household Food Waste by Tracking Fridge Inventory and the Use of Mobile Application

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Human Centered Approach for Reducing Household Food Waste by Tracking Fridge Inventory and the Use of Mobile Application
Author Laska, Marcel ; Radenkovic, Marko
Date 2020
English abstract
Increasing amounts of food waste is becoming a problem in developed countries. This research project is about how to reduce food waste by tracking fridge inventory and the best-before date of fridge stored food by a smartphone application. Food waste occurs in several different ways. It can be found in the household, retail stores and in the catering and events sector. Food waste can also be classified as avoidable waste, possibly avoidable waste and unavoidable waste. This project focuses on the household sector and the use of a mobile application to track fridge inventory and best-before date. The purpose of the application is to try to reduce household food waste. There is previous research about reducing household food waste using mobile applications and they all take different approaches. This study focuses on building upon these previous approaches together with data gathered from our own questionnaire with Sweden as primary focus. The combined data results in our own mobile application solution that has been tested by users in Swedish households. The study’s research question is addressed by the use of the application during a period of one-week observation. Our data collection consists of the participants being interviewed at the end of the observation period. The interviews gathered information related to whether the users successfully reduced food wastage in their households.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Teknik och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject Smartphone
Application
Food waste
Household food waste
Mobile Application
best-before-date
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32090 Permalink to this page
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