Resources

Guide
11 February 2020

With the principle of ‘consistency in household recycling’ underpinning many of the proposals in the Government’s Resources & Waste Strategy, this webinar will share some of the key findings from WRAP’s ‘consistency’ support, highlighting how different collection scenarios performed in our studies and, for two-tier authorities, how the costs and benefits might be shared.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
6 February 2020

New guidance addresses the confusion over compostable plastic packaging giving retailers and manufacturers the tools to make the right decisions when considering using compostable plastic. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
31 January 2020

This summary of WRAP research is regularly updated to provide a concise overview of how much food surplus and waste arises in the UK every year, how this has changed over time and what more is required for the UK to achieve national and global food waste reduction targets.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
24 January 2020

This report outlines progress in reducing UK food waste and greenhouse gas emissions associated with food consumed in the UK – in the context of the Courtauld Commitment 2025 targets (2015 to 2018) and the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 (2007 to 2018).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
24 January 2020

WRAP regularly calculates the amount of food waste produced in the UK and identifies any factors that might increase it. This report looks at household food waste collections by local authorities to try and determine whether targeted collection schemes can reduce food waste arisings.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Report
24 January 2020

Citizen behaviours, attitudes and awareness around food waste

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Food date labelling
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
Report
24 January 2020

WRAP’s latest data show that the strategies developed under Courtauld 2025, and delivered through wide-ranging partnerships, are working.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
23 January 2020

This programme of research addresses the lack of quality data on household and municipal waste collected by local authorities in the UK. It looks at the quantity of different materials in mixed residual waste in order to broaden the data available, and to support policy development. Five outputs have been derived from this research, outlined below.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Guide
1 January 2020

This document is intended to answer the most frequently asked questions that relate to the key elements of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and support its implementation. These are based on feedback gathered during the consultation process with the UK food and drink industry during 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
1 January 2020

There are many considerations when deciding on pack design, label layout and content. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Report
19 December 2019

The UK Plastics Pact is leading a global wave of change in the way we make, use, reuse and dispose of plastic. The UK's model is being replicated in other countries to form a powerful global movement as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative. Since April 2018 the Pact has made meaningful progress working towards the four ambitious targets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
19 December 2019

The latest textiles market situation report highlights recent developments in the market for UK used textiles as well as key factors shaping the outlook for the sector.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors