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Matavfallssortering för restauranger: En studie av restaurangers möjligheter och inställning till matavfallssortering
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Sorting of food waste in restaurants : A study of restaurant's attitudes and potential for sorting of food waste (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine attitudes and potential for sorting of food waste at restaurants in the central part of Umeå. The information was gathered through a questionnaire survey and by exploring different sorting methods. The questionnaire was sent to 55 restaurants and 24 of them responded. A majority of the respondents wanted to sort out food waste. 72.8 % believe they have a good or moderate potential to sort out food waste in the future and none of the respondents answered that they believed that they had no means of sorting out food waste. Overall, the restaurants are considered to have good attitudes about sorting food waste. However, this may be because the respondents have a better attitude than those who chose not to respond. The sorting methods were evaluated by reviewing reports written by government agencies and industry associations. Mill systems connected to a tank had the most pros and least cons of the sorting methods, but were expensive to install and required a lot of space. Sorting in individual containers was less expensive and required less space but was considered worse from a working environment standpoint. It seems that a combination of individual containers and a mill system connected to a tank suit most restaurants.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 42 p.
Keyword [en]
Food waste, sorting methods, restaurants, questionnaire survey
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Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-83148OAI: diva2:665182
Subject / course
Examensarbete i miljö och hälsoskydd
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2013-11-19 Created: 2013-11-19 Last updated: 2013-11-19Bibliographically approved

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