IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

Food Waste – Generation, Management and Subsequent Application. Good Practices


  • Liliya Ananieva-Zlateva

    (University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria)


The subject of research in this article is food waste, which represents a significant share of total biodegradable waste. It gives a modern view of the legislative framework built over the years, incl. existing national and European policies. The tools used are successful foreign examples from practice, which clearly outline the positive aspects of the actions for the overall management of biodegradable waste. The article presents an empirical part in the form of systematized data, the values of which direct the reader's attention to the relevance of the topic. A major share of the total amount of biodegradable waste is the share of food waste, and households, in turn, are the largest generator of food waste. The need to take action towards sustainable recovery of biodegradable household waste is considered. The purpose of this article is, based on the review, to make a recommendation for improving the management of food waste in our country.

Suggested Citation

  • Liliya Ananieva-Zlateva, 2022. "Food Waste – Generation, Management and Subsequent Application. Good Practices," Nauchni trudove, University of National and World Economy, Sofia, Bulgaria, issue 2, pages 319-331, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2022:i:2:p:319-331

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    biodegradable waste; food waste; reuse; by-product; compost;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:nwe:natrud:y:2022:i:2:p:319-331. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no bibliographic references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: Vanya Lazarova (email available below). General contact details of provider: .

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service. RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.