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Livsmedelsbutikers avfallshantering: Avfallshantering och bortforsling av avfall hos livsmedelsbutiker i Örnsköldsvik och Kramfors kommun
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this report was to find out if grocery stores in Örnsköldsvik and Kramfors municipality recycle their producer responsibility package waste, hazardous waste and their food waste and in what way they get rid of their waste. Are there any differences in how these two municipalities does it? Are there any variance between different stores depending on size, location and finally come up with suggestions for improvements. To find out the answer to this questions phone interviews with 25 grocery stores in these two municipalities were conducted. The results from the survey shows that grocery stores in both municipalities sort out their producer responsibility package waste and hazardous waste to a great extent. Only four stores indicated that they sorted out food waste. Responses were varied regarding in what way the grocery stores get rid of their waste. Some stores get their waste picked-up by the municipality and others by different entrepreneurs. One of the big food chains have a contract with an entrepreneur to pick up their waste at all the stores in this part of the country. Some of the suggested improvements are to minimize the amount of food waste that gets thrown away and clarify the laws on what waste that the municipality have monopoly on. The conclusion of this report is that grocery stores in these two municipalities are good at sorting out their waste except food waste.

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2016. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Grocery stores, Recycling, Producer responsibility waste, Waste laws.
National Category
Natural Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-123130OAI: diva2:943382
Educational program
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health
Available from: 2016-06-28 Created: 2016-06-27 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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