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EN STUDIE OM MATSVINN HOS KONSUMENTER SOM HANDLAR FÄRDIGA MATKASSAR ONLINE
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Food and Nutrition.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A STUDY ABOUT FOOD WASTE AMONG CONSUMERS WHO BUY PRE-PLANNED GROCERY BAGS ONLINE (English)
Abstract [sv]

Sammanfattning

Bakgrund Hushållen står idag för den största mängden matsvinn och andelen livsmedelsinköp online ökar för varje år. En stor del av konsumenternas livsmedelsinköp online är matkassar bestående av färdiga middagslösningar med recept och tillhörande livsmedel. Konceptet är effektivt då konsumenten kan ägna tid åt annat än planering av veckans middagar, men hur effektivt det är i ett matsvinns-perspektiv är dock outforskat.

Syfte Syftet med studien var att undersöka matsvinn hos konsumenter som handlade eller har handlat färdigplanerade matkassar online. Om det uppstod matsvinn, vilka livsmedel slängdes och vilka orsaker låg bakom detta? 

Metod Kvantitativ metod tillämpades där data samlades in med hjälp av en webbenkät som distribuerades via en ICA-butik i Umeå till deras kunder som handlade eller har handlat matkassar online, samt genom Facebook och olika forum på internet. 

Resultat Totalt besvarade 126 personer enkäten och majoriteten av deltagarna slängde livsmedel vid var femte recept eller färre gånger och vegetabilier slängdes i störst utsträckning. De som köpte Familjekassen visade sig orsaka matsvinn mer frekvent (p=0,025), samt mer färsk fisk/kött (p=0,032) och vegetariska produkter (p=0,032) än de som köpte övriga matkassar. Svaren visade stor variation på frågan om respondenten ansåg sig orsaka mer matsvinn vid köp av färdiga matkassar till skillnad från om de handlade i fysisk butik.

Slutsats Majoriteten av respondenterna i denna studie orsakade små mängder matsvinn vid köp av färdiga matkassar och orsakerna till svinn visade sig vara många och varierande. Att recepten inte var tilltalande nog och att maten inte smakade bra var två vanliga orsaker till matsvinn vilket kunde tolkas som att matkassarna inte var optimerade ur ett matsvinnsperspektiv. Att handla Familjekassen visade sig vara signifikativt med ökat matsvinn. 

Abstract [en]

Abstract

Background Households produce the biggest amount of food waste and the amount of groceries being bought online increases by every year. A big part of these purchases are pre-planned grocery bags with recipes and associated ingredients, which is an effective concept based on a time-saving perspective. This area was largely unexplored and it is not known how effective it is through a food waste-perspective. 

Objective The aim with this study was to examine food waste among consumers who bought pre-planned grocery bags online. If there was any food waste, which groceries were thrown and by what reasons?

Method A quantitative method has been used where data was collected through an online survey. It was distributed by an ICA-store in Umeå to their customers who bought pre-planned grocery bags, but also on Facebook and different forums on the internet.

ResultsA total of 126 respondents participated in the survey and the majority discarded food by every fifth or fewer times and vegetables was discarded the most. Those who bought Family bag were shown to cause food waste more frequently (p=0,025), more fish/meat (p=0,032) and vegetarian products (p=0,032) than those who bought other grocery bags. The results showed large variation regarding the question if the respondents perceived wasting more food when purchasing pre-planned grocery bags online, compared to when they bought groceries in a physical store.

Conclusion The majority of the respondents in this study caused a small amount of food waste when purchasing pre-planned grocery bags and the reasons to food waste were shown to be many with great variation. Two common reasons to food waste were that the recipes weren’t appealing and food didn’t taste good enough. This can be interpreted that the grocery bags weren’t optimized in a food waste perspective. To purchase Family bag were shown to be significative with increased food waste.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [sv]
matsvinn, matkassar, matkasse, food waste
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Food Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149226OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149226DiVA, id: diva2:1219927
Subject / course
Uppsats i kostvetenskap
Educational program
Food and nutrition programme
Available from: 2018-06-18 Created: 2018-06-18 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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