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7. Between Kitchen Sink and City Sewer: A Socio-Ecological Approach to Food Waste in Environmental Design

Authors : Ellen Burke, N. Claire Napawan

Published in: Food Waste Management

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

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Abstract

Burke and Napawan discuss how the places of food waste are only marginally, if at all, considered a design project. By participating in the diminishment of the physical spaces of food waste, designers and planners passively support cultural attitudes that counteract sustainability and fail to adequately evaluate human impact on the environment. Burke and Napawan construct an argument for a more sustainable and integrated approach to food waste in environmental design by synthesising three disparate areas of theory (urban metabolism, socio-ecological resilience, feminism) and document an example of applying the approach in practice. By doing this, they argue that environmental designers need to develop a socio-ecological approach to create solutions to food waste.

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Metadata
Title
Between Kitchen Sink and City Sewer: A Socio-Ecological Approach to Food Waste in Environmental Design
Authors
Ellen Burke
N. Claire Napawan
Copyright Year
2020
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20561-4_7

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