Drivers of plate waste at buffets: A comprehensive conceptual model based on observational data and staff insights

Juvan, Emil and Grün, Bettina ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7265-4773 and Zabukovec Baruca, Petra and Dolnicar, Sara (2021) Drivers of plate waste at buffets: A comprehensive conceptual model based on observational data and staff insights. Annals of Tourism Research Empirical Insights, 2 (100010). ISSN 2666-9579

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Abstract

The harmful tourist behaviour of taking a lot of food from a buffet, but not eating it all, remains under-researched. This study gains key insights into drivers of plate waste. Observational data show that: dinner buffets are worse than break-fast buffets; the latest breakfast serving time is worse than the earliest; high-end breakfast buffets are worse than budget buffets. The first meal a guest eats at a hotel and the presence of children also lead to more plate waste. Staff offer consistent and plausible explanations for these observations, resulting in a comprehensive model of drivers of plate waste. This model offers a basis for intervention development to reduce plate waste and by so doing minimise environ-mental damage caused by the tourism industry.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Plate waste, Food waste, Sustainable tourism, Observation
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Statistics and Mathematics
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2021 10:01
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2021 10:05
Related URLs:
FIDES Link: https://bach.wu.ac.at/d/research/results/98787/
URI: https://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/8004

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