Reducing domestic food waste by freezing at home
Brown, T, Hipps, N, Easteal, S, Parry, A and Evans, JA (2014). Reducing domestic food waste by freezing at home. International Journal of Refrigeration. 40, pp. 362-369.
|Authors||Brown, T, Hipps, N, Easteal, S, Parry, A and Evans, JA|
It is estimated that over 630,000 tonnes of 'freezable' food, worth up to £2.3 billion, are thrown away by UK consumers each year due to having passed labelled 'use by' dates or being perceived to have spoilt. Much of this food could instead have been frozen for later consumption, but research has shown that consumers are often uncertain about suitability of products for home freezing. A two-part study was therefore undertaken, starting with a literature and internet-based information review which found that although the majority of products are reported as suitable for home freezing, there is conflicting advice on some products and also marked differences between reported storage lives. As increased use of freezers would lead to greater energy consumption, the review was followed by an experimental assessment which found that the value and carbon dioxide emissions associated with the saved food far outweighed those associated with the additional energy. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd and IIR. All rights reserved.
|Keywords||09 Engineering; Mechanical Engineering & Transports|
|Journal||International Journal of Refrigeration|
|Journal citation||40, pp. 362-369|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1016/j.ijrefrig.2013.12.009|
|01 Apr 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||16 May 2017|
|Accepted||11 Dec 2013|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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