The Social Sciences

Year: 2013
Volume: 8
Issue: 6
Page No. 533 - 539

Household Food Consumption and Disposal Behaviour in Malaysia

Authors : Innocent A. Jereme, Basri Abdul Talib, Chamhuri Siwar and Rawshan Ara Begum

Abstract: The problem of food waste among households in Malaysia is becoming a great concern to the local authorities as enormous amount is spent in disposing food waste. With increased in households income, as a result of good economy in the last two decades and changes in consumption pattern, food waste has grown to alarming figures. Therefore, this study examines food consumption and disposal behaviour among households in Klang Valley, Malaysia. Households were randomly selected from Kajang. Bangi and Serdang with the objective to investigate household food consumption and disposal behaviour so as to achieve sustainable food consumption and food waste management in these areas. Also, what factors influences their consumption and disposal behaviour. Factor Analysis (FA) was used for the empirical analysis. Findings from the result have revealed that over all respondent’s attitudes shows that they do not like to waste their food while some of them prefer to eat freshly cook food both at home and restaurants rather than leftover food. However on the other hand, food waste composting and disposal behaviour is influenced by neighborhood attitude towards disposal.

How to cite this article:

Innocent A. Jereme, Basri Abdul Talib, Chamhuri Siwar and Rawshan Ara Begum, 2013. Household Food Consumption and Disposal Behaviour in Malaysia. The Social Sciences, 8: 533-539.

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