Food waste and responsible consumption
Food waste and responsible consumption: The role of retailers, policy makers and other stakeholders
Concerns about the origins and consequences of food waste are becoming a matter of political and cultural fixation. The issue is typically positioned as an ‘end of pipe’ problem that can be solved by encouraging more ‘responsible’ patterns of consumption.
This presentation considers the ways in which the challenge of food waste reduction has been framed, interpreted and responded to by a range of strategic actors and organisations (firms, policy makers, civil society groups).
David Evans is a Professorial Research Fellow in Human Geography at the University of Sheffield and Honorary Senior Fellow of the Sustainable Consumption Institute at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the interplay of cultural and economic processes across a range of sites and spaces. He has published extensively on consumption, food and sustainability. David is currently working on two ESRC-funded projects. One of these explores the enactment of ‘freshness’ in food systems, the other addresses domestic practices and their link to the food-energy-water nexus.