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PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK

Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J.

Abstract
Food waste is a major alarming issue in India. According to the United Nation Development Programme (UNDP) about 40% of food produced India is wasted. To reduce the food wastage, government of India initiated a new Campaign Called ―THINK EAT SAVE‖. It is an anti-food wastage and food loss campaign aimed at reducing the wastage footprint. The emission of greenhouse gases (GHG) and their impact on global warming have been researched broadly for several decades. Due to the recent development in the Life Cycle Approach (LCA) many programs of International bodies, now-a day’s use the concept of LCA to assess the effects of wasted food product. With this background it is proposed to carry out a comprehensive analysis on carbon foot print of wasted food waste. The LCA methodology has been used for estimating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emission from the food waste originating from two different hostels in an institutional area in terms of carbon footprint. Field level monitoring and measurements were made continuously for 15 days for the assessment of food waste from hostels and questionnaire survey has been carried out with all the stake holders to identify and to understand the existing status to purchase of material, transport, processing and its use. The data from the field level study and results of questionnaire survey were given as input to the FoodcarbonscopeTM a software tool used for the assessment of carbon footprint emerging from food and beverage products. Overall, dairy products and rice consumption shows the higher contributors of greenhouse emission.

Key words: Food waste, Green House Gas, Global warming, Life Cycle Assessment, Carbon footprint, Climate change.


 
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Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109


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Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. http://www.jcreview.com/?mno=23115 [Access: August 18, 2021]. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109


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Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109



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Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. JCR. (2020), [cited August 18, 2021]; 7(19): 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109



Harvard Style

Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J (2020) PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. JCR, 7 (19), 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109



Turabian Style

Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. 2020. PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109



Chicago Style

Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. "PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109



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Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J. "PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 10011-10019. Print. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Krithiga P, Viswanath V C, Manikandan S, Joselin Zibis J (2020) PRINT OF FOOD WASTE BY LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT (LCA) FRAME WORK. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 10011-10019. doi: 10.31838/jcr.07.19.1109