To coincide with Food Waste Action Week, which runs until Sunday, WRAP is highlighting two recent reports which look at citizen food waste in and out of the home, respectively.
- UK householders could unlock a long weekend of free time a year – by embracing Food Waste Action Week’s ‘Win. Don’t Bin’ theme.
- Jordan Banjo joins forces with Love Food Hate Waste to help households to reduce their food waste.
- To mark this year’s week of action, Love Food Haste Waste is calling time on food waste by using a giant egg timer to bring to life the time people could get back by using up their uneaten food – saving them money as well.
- WRAP and IGD take action to accelerate progress to reach the Courtauld Commitment 2030 food waste and Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 targets.
- Factors affecting the food supply chain such as the pandemic, Brexit and the war in Ukraine have played a significant role in the need for the Roadmap refresh.
- Food businesses urged to commit and implement ‘Target, Measure, Act’ principles to ensure they future-proof their business for potential regulatory requirements.
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- New research* from WRAP shows that almost half (48%) of people say portion size is the main reason they leave food when eating out - with on average almost 15% of main courses left uneaten.
- Despite cost-of-living meaning we are now eating out less than pre-lockdown, food left on plates has increased since 2020.
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- 10,000 Welsh homes were powered by food waste in 2021-22, but many more could feel the benefit of greener energy from food waste.
- 100,000 tonnes of food waste was thrown away that could have powered 7,500 homes for a year.
- Be Mighty campaign challenges people to put their food waste in the kitchen caddy and not the bin to generate more green energy for Welsh homes.
The second Amazon Sustainability Accelerator launches today, inviting early stage, sustainability-focused start-ups to apply for the programme. Launched by Amazon, EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s leading climate innovation hub, and climate action NGO WRAP, the Accelerator is open to start-ups who are creating more sustainable consumer products and, for the first time, those developing technology that can help the industry recycle products more effectively and efficiently.
- Arla Foods and Tesco announced as latest sponsors
- Partner toolkit and campaign assets now available to download
Influential Guardians of Grub Ambassadors, from across the UK Hospitality and Food Service sector, convened in London for a special roundtable summit organised by climate action NGO WRAP and hosted by BM Caterers. The meeting, held on Monday 23 January, agreed a set of actions to help the sector reduce its 1.1 million tonne food waste footprint.