Another (Wo)Man's Trash...

A continuation and replication exploring attitudes and behaviors regarding food waste on a much larger population sample. Pre and post intervention surveys were carried out using a sample of 405 participants. Data collected in pre-test online surveys before the intervention, allowed for establishment of a baseline on participant’s misconceptions, attitudes and behaviors. The intervention (informational video) provided participants with educational content on food waste, date labels, and alternatives to reduce food waste. A post-intervention online survey was done to measure participants’ affected attitudes and conceptions on date labeling, food waste behaviors, and dumpster diving. The pre-test results showed that participants have had significant misconceptions on food date labels, negative attitudes towards dumpster diving, and unaware of their own waste behaviors. Also post-test results showed a significant increase in knowledge and intended behaviors after viewing the education video. This indicates the potential for educational videos/interventions as a way to educate outside of educational institutions.



Work Title Another (Wo)Man's Trash...
Open Access
Creators Amira Spikes; Visalakshi Vaithianathan; JACLYN MARIE BOLTON; Zelnnetta Shelcoya Clark
Version number 1
Keyword trash; food waste; sustainbility; undergraduate research award; dumpster diving; Abington; undergraduate research
License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)
Work Type Poster
Deposited May 07, 2019 12:21



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