Exploring the green waste management problem in food supply chains: A circular economy context

Kharola, Shristi, Ram, Mangey, Mangla, Sachin Kumar, Goyal, Nupur, Nautiyal, O.P., Pant, Durgesh and Kazancoglu, Yigit (2022) Exploring the green waste management problem in food supply chains: A circular economy context. Journal of Cleaner Production, 351: 131355. pp. 1-14. ISSN 09596526

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Food waste management is a growing environmental and economic issue for a developing country like India. This exploratory paper aims to prioritize key practices as “criteria” for food supply chains that lead to food waste reduction to ensure green waste management. Twenty-five criteria from the existing literature and expert inputs were assessed to resolve food waste reduction issues in food supply chains, especially in the agricultural sectors. The study identifies and ranks the intensities of each of the listed criteria. In the study, the Best-Worst Method, a multi-criteria decision-making approach, is applied. According to the findings, waste prevention at the earlier stages of food supply chains is given more priority compared to food waste minimization and treatment at the later stages. Hence, the study concludes “skill and training” as the highest ranked criteria, followed by “protection and infrastructure.” Further, the study infers that understanding the individual intensities of criteria within a food supply chain can affect waste generation at each level, having a significant impact on waste reduction. The data in this research was evaluated in the Indian context.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Food waste | Waste minimization | Sustainability | Best-worst method | Green and circular economy | Food supply chain
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Business, Management and Accounting > Industrial relations
Social Sciences and humanities > Economics, Econometrics and Finance > Economics
Physical, Life and Health Sciences > Environmental Science, Policy and Law
JGU School/Centre: Jindal Global Business School
Depositing User: Mr. Syed Anas
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2022 03:34
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2022 03:34
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2022.131355
Funders: Uttarakhand Science Education and Research Centre, Dehra Dun, India
URI: https://pure.jgu.edu.in/id/eprint/2274


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