Determinants and effects of food waste in restaurants: A systematic literature review

Alessandro Santos Silva, Luciana Florêncio de Almeida


Food Loss and Waste (FLW) has primarily focused on quantifying causes. This article organizes literature on FLW determinants and effects in restaurants, analyzing 80 articles from Scopus and Web of Science. Findings reveal FLW in restaurants, which is determined by consumer behavior, restaurant management, and public policies, has economic and environmental effects. The study emphasizes the importance of investing in employee training and policies promoting FLW reduction. It also underscores the need for educating consumers on responsible consumption. Implementing these measures will contribute to fostering sustainable and efficient food systems, minimizing the adverse effects of food waste.


Food loss and waste; FLW; restaurants; systematic literature review

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ISSN 1869-6945


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