Investigating Food Waste Recycling in Local Food Service Businesses: A Case Study from a Local Government Area in Australia
2. Materials and Methods
Q1. Keeping in mind that food waste recycling refers to food waste that is composted, disposed of in the green organics bin, used as animal feed or converted to something useful, could you explain more about the method of food waste recycling your business uses?
Q2. What kind of systems do you have set up to ensure food waste gets recycled?
Q3. How is food waste recycling encouraged in your business?
Q4. What motivates or encourages you to recycle food waste?
Q5. What benefits, if any, have you experienced (in this business) from recycling food waste?
Q6. Is there anything difficult about food waste recycling for your business?
Q7. Do you recycle food waste at home?
Q8. I am interested to know how your dedication to recycling started. Can you tell me a little about how you came to be dedicated to recycling food waste?
Q9. Do you remember if your family/parents recycled food waste during your childhood?
Q10. Do you train staff about food storage, handling, and disposal? If yes—How? Which staff get trained?
Q11. Does your business aim to be environmentally friendly in any way? If yes—what do you do, for example, to be eco-friendly here?
Do you advertise your environmental efforts to customers? If yes—Do you think this is a marketing point to customers? (do they appreciate your environmental efforts?)
Q12. If your business were supplied with a green organics bin, would you use it to dispose of food waste?
Q13. What sources of information have been most helpful in guiding your recycling choices?
Q14. What information or incentive do you think might help a food business owner to recycle food waste from their business?
Q15. Is there anything you find concerning about sending food waste to landfill?
Q16. Are you aware of what happens to food waste and organic material that is put in the green bin?
Q17. Is there any additional information or support that would help your business enhance/improve its recycling practices?
Q18. Is there anything else you would like to add about the way your business recycles food waste? (what other needs, issues or questions you would like addressed?)
3.1. Volume of Waste
3.2. Motive to Recycle Food Waste
“it goes beyond just what we benefit from. To me, it’s the external benefit for the planet—I just can’t bear the thought of landfill and destruction to the ecosystem. That’s the biggest benefit to me, knowing that the little things we do in our shop impacts a much bigger space.”
3.3. Challenges of Food Waste Recycling
3.4. Environmental Awareness
4.1. Motives for Recycling Food Waste
4.2. Challenges of Food Waste Recycling
4.3. Viability of Food Waste Recycling
Institutional Review Board Statement
Informed Consent Statement
Data Availability Statement
Conflicts of Interest
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Fogarty, E.; Clarke, B.; Ross, K.E. Investigating Food Waste Recycling in Local Food Service Businesses: A Case Study from a Local Government Area in Australia. Sustainability 2021, 13, 13846. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413846
Fogarty E, Clarke B, Ross KE. Investigating Food Waste Recycling in Local Food Service Businesses: A Case Study from a Local Government Area in Australia. Sustainability. 2021; 13(24):13846. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413846Chicago/Turabian Style
Fogarty, Ellen, Beverley Clarke, and Kirstin E. Ross. 2021. "Investigating Food Waste Recycling in Local Food Service Businesses: A Case Study from a Local Government Area in Australia" Sustainability 13, no. 24: 13846. https://doi.org/10.3390/su132413846