The Pursuit of Zero Food Waste: A Gamified Approach Promoting Avoidance of Dormitory Mess Food Wastage in Educational Institutions

The Pursuit of Zero Food Waste: A Gamified Approach Promoting Avoidance of Dormitory Mess Food Wastage in Educational Institutions

Bhavika Jain (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India), Arun Khosla (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India), Kulbhushan Chand (Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, India) and Kiran Ahuja (DAV Institute of Engineering and Technology, India)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 25
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7706-5.ch013

Abstract

Games are ordered activities, generally undertaken for recreation. The design elements of these games are being used by people all around the planet to make this world a better place. The opportunities for gamification are being discussed in this chapter along with the use of a decision-making method as both have been applied to the study using a local running mobile application as platform for encouraging students enrolled in various educational institutions to promote avoidance of mess food wastage and in gaining confidence to integrate to use this approach to fight the cause of this global malady in their everyday life. The overarching issue of student mentality about food wastage is being discussed along with how to merge gamification with digital technology in this aspect and its participatory design. This provides the background for addressing points of using a gameful system to foster empowerment and connection among the students of NIT Jalandhar where this case was studied and the proposed approach was implemented.
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Background

As per the study, between 2004 and 2014, household food waste in Europe doubled to an estimated 30 million tons per year. Plastic packaging waste increased by half fraction over the same period, reaching over 15 million tones. It is to be noted here that the study was based on the Life Cycle Assessment Tool, the most comprehensive framework used in analyzing and evaluating the environmental impact of goods and services (G. Rebitzer Life Cycle Assessment, 2004). The study shows how annual per capita use of plastic packaging has extended simultaneously with levels of food waste since 1950s. (FUSIONS, Recommendations and guidelines for a common European food waste policy framework. 2016).

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