Consumer Attitude and Behaviour Towards Food Waste


This paper presents the attitudes and behaviour of young consumers towards food waste based on a pilot qualitative research and data published in the literature. Qualitative research was conducted with the use of focus grou p method, with approximately 8-10 selected students per group. Four focus group sessions were held, with open discussion led by a moderator and the scenario containing problematic issues. The study included a total of thirty-seven students, aged 22- 25 years. Studies have shown that negative attitude of household towards food waste is not frequently refl ected in consumers' behaviour, despite their fundamental knowledge on how to reduce food waste. Respondents emphasized the need for educational campaigns. Properly selected and presented information will stimulate both consumer's attitude and behaviour.


Consumer; Quality research; Food

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Published : 2016-12-31

Radzymińska, M., Jakubowska, D., & Staniewska, K. (2016). Consumer Attitude and Behaviour Towards Food Waste. Journal of Agribusiness and Rural Development, 39(1), 175-181.

Monika Radzymińska 
Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie  Poland
Dominika Jakubowska 
Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie  Poland
Katarzyna Staniewska
Uniwersytet Warmińsko-Mazurski w Olsztynie  Poland

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