Resources

Guide
5 January 2016

Public support is vital to the success of any food waste collection scheme. How householders view their local service has a major impact on participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
5 November 2015

The report, which has been developed with leading figures in the food supply chain, includes:

  • The risks to the UK food system over the next 10 years if we don't embrace a business unusual approach to the way we manufacture, sell and consume food;
  • The huge wealth of opportunities that developing a Flexible, Intelligent and Transparent (FIT) supply chain will open to the sector; and
  • How a "business unusual" approach will enable the sector to respond flexibly to changes in demand and weather patterns, with a transparent supply chain that will limit food scares and scandals.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
19 October 2015

Working with the Welsh Government, WRAP Cymru is working to maximise the redistribution of surplus food during production and in the supply chain.

One of the key areas where surplus food can be redistributed to local organisations is from the back of retail stores. WRAP Cymru has partnered with a Sainsbury’s in Cardiff to undertake a back-of-store pilot project working with two local charities that can make use of the food surplus.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Non-governmental organisations
Tool
2 October 2015

Getting employees engaged in a company’s quest to improve resource efficiency has proved to be a surefire winner. With many companies having run successful campaigns relating to energy and water, WRAP has produced the ‘Your Workplace Without Waste’ programme to help you tackle food and packaging waste in your business.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
1 July 2015

The report 'Analysis of recycling performance and waste arisings in the UK 2012/13' looks at factors influencing recycling performance in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
22 June 2015

Supported by WRAP, Brakes embarked on a project to analyse the annual waste arisings from its ambient, chilled and frozen depots in order to identify waste prevention opportunities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Packaging producers
Case study
2 June 2015

Sodexo took part in a food waste monitoring trial evaluating the use of manual monitoring and smart meters at six of its UK and Ireland sites. The project was funded by WRAP as part of the Hospitality and Food Service Agreement (HaFSA).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
30 May 2015
Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
27 March 2015

In this case study we report on the successful collaborative approach taken by Greencore and Sainsbury’s in driving waste out of their sandwich supply chain.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
27 March 2015

Reducing syrup waste in soft drinks manufacture saves £117,000 a year.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
27 March 2015

The British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA) and British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) worked in collaboration with Britvic Soft Drinks and Carlsberg (UK) on a joint project to reduce the amount of ingredient and product waste being sent to sewer and to land injection in the brewing and soft drinks industries: ‘Project Shandy’.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
26 March 2015

A programme of whole chain resource efficiency Pathfinder projects. 

This work involves reviewing a range of products from the farm to the consumer, and how information in the chain is used to plan and drive production. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Meat, poultry and fish
Sector:
  • Manufacturers