MANAGING FOOD WASTE IN HOTELS; CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIESMANZOOR NABI NAIKOO, RAMEEZ AHMAD MIR, SHABIR AHMAD DAR AND ASHAQ HUSSAIN NAJAR
With rapid urbanization, India is facing massive waste management challenges. The huge mass of waste not only degrades the environmental integrity but also results in rise of numerous health hazards. The central focus of the paper is to study the challenges and opportunities associated with Food Waste Management (FWM). This study evaluates the multi-dimensional concept of FWM by scrutinizing 33 nominated publications following the guiding principles of content analysis. The results were characterized into four extensive important themes: (1) Food Waste Sources & Causes; (2)Food Waste in Hotels and restaurants; (3) Implications of Food Waste; and (4) Measures and Actions towards Food Waste Prevention. The novelty of the study lies in its effort to conceptualize a complete framework of FWM as the present literature inclines to be empirically tilted, ensuing in theoretical frameworks under used or useful in a fragmented way.