Resources

Guide
11 December 2020

Research from WRAP in 2009 found UK hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants disposed of 600,000 tonnes of food waste.

  • Some of this is made up of things like peelings, cores and bones, but the majority is (or once was) perfectly good food. 
  • Little by little all this waste adds up.
  • WRAP research indicates that by not throwing away good food (and diverting food waste  such as peelings, bones etc. to anaerobic digestion) pubs restaurants and hotels in the UK could save more than£720 million a year.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
11 December 2020

Quantification and exploration of food and drink waste disposed of to thesewer by households in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Report
11 December 2020

A report containing quantification of the amount and types of household food and drink waste in the UK. Information is collated from studies covering all major disposal routes, and can assist WRAP, national and local governments and the food industry to develop policies, advice and tools to help us all reduce the amount of good food and drink that we purchase but don’t eat.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Report
11 December 2020

A report containing quantification and analysis of the water and carbon footprint of different types of household food and drink waste in the UK. In addition to raising awareness, the information can be used in developing national and regional policies targeting a reduction in the impacts of our carbon and water footprint related to our food system. It can also be used by the food industry to understand and minimise water-related business risk associated with food supplies to the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
Report
11 December 2020

This literature review has been undertaken to assess the evidence base to support the anecdotal evidence that food waste collections promote food waste prevention behaviour.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 December 2020

An analysis of compositional data and WasteDataFlow information to produce estimates of food in local authority collected waste streams from UK homes in 2010. A comparison is made with 2006/07 estimates for England.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 December 2020

This report provides estimates of the amount of food and drink waste generated by UK households in 2012. It includes details of the types of food and drink wasted, why it is thrown away, and where the material goes. It updates WRAP’s 2007 estimates of household food and drink waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 December 2020

This report highlights the need for action on food waste and provides concrete examples of how this can be achieved. Investments of time and money will be required, but the potential economic and environmental benefits are huge, and the consequences of not taking sufficient action are serious – for billions of individuals, countries, and the food system as a whole.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 December 2020

This report describes analysis of waste compositional data and WasteDataFlow information to produce estimates of food in local-authority collected waste streams from UK homes in 2014 and 2015.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 December 2020

This report describes analysis of compositional data and WasteDataFlow information to produce estimates of food in local authority collected waste streams from UK homes in 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This document has been produced by WRAP to demonstrate how the Food Waste Prevention – a guide to help you & your business challenge existing product life & ‘open’ life (the guide) can be used. This worked example is theoretical and has been based on a raw meat product.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This guidance has been produced by WRAP to help businesses to reduce food waste by giving consumers more ‘available’ life on the products they buy, with a focus on improved performance in the supply chain and no change to the product or packaging. It is aimed at employees working in the food manufacturing and retail industry whose roles can have a direct influence on the supply of their products to consumers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands