Socio-economy – market & consumer

Today, 50 % of Norwegian food waste is created at household level. In the CYCLE project, barriers for sustainable food practises in households will be identified in order to map the waste handling practices. Waste handling management in households, such as freezing/cooling for later use, separation practice and experiences within households, and composting food waste in households will also be studied. This will be used in order to aggregate social/macro-economic benefits and impacts of implementing new systems/project results and by deducing options for policy formulation through regulation, both at corporate sector level and household level.

Research goal

Study economic and institutional factors influencing production of co-streams and waste in value chains for chicken, fish and vegetables, investigate the role of consumers in sustainable consumption and integrate natural and social sciences in demonstrating macroeconomic values and policy options with a view to sustainable solutions.

Work package leader: Henrik Egelyng