Resources

Report
26 February 2021
The fourth in a series of reports detailing how UK citizens’ food habits, behaviours and attitudes have changed during 2020 and the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound effect on citizens’ daily lives, including wide-reaching impacts on food behaviours. WRAP undertook a comprehensive series of four UK-wide surveys – in April, May, September and November 2020 – to understand how it has affected citizens’ food habits, behaviours and attitudes. Each of the surveys were undertaken online with large (4,000+) independent samples of UK adults with responsibility for food shopping and/or preparation.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
25 February 2021

WRAP has carried out research on the contribution resource efficiency can make to achieving climate change targets. It covers supply of and demand for materials and products in the UK economy, and also accounts for the trade with the rest of the world. Thus, it covers the contribution from UK territorial emissions and from emissions related to consumption of goods and services imported from abroad.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Report
9 February 2021

WRAP’s climate change survey, conducted by Icaro, with 2,076 respondents from across the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Report
18 December 2020

Keelings International is a grower and packer of various fresh salads and fruits, based in Northamptonshire. Their customer base spans retailers, wholesalers, and the food service sector in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Case study
18 December 2020

Moulton Bulb Company Ltd is a family run and owned business which has been sourcing and packing the finest quality and largest range of onions, garlic, and shallots available to the UK market since 1979.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Report
17 December 2020

A world where resources are used sustainably

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • UN SDG 12.5
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
14 December 2020

An investigation into portioned and divisible packaging design options to enable consumers to reduce household meat waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 December 2020

A qualitative and quantitative investigation into consumer attitudes to, and behaviour around, food waste and food packaging, which will inform action to help further reduce household food waste.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 December 2020

To complement the in-depth Love Food Hate Waste cascade sessions provided by WRAP staff, a suite of activities has been developed and evaluated to help more people ‘Save More’ money by wasting less food. The activities have been designed to be fun and informative whilst being really easy to take part in and deliver. This report describes how the activities were developed, piloted and evaluated, working with community organisations and expert reviewers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Household food waste
Report
11 December 2020

A scoping study to investigate the possible applications of thermochromic inks for household food and drink waste reduction. The report’s focus is on ‘reversible’ thermochromic inks to trigger storage behaviour change at the household level.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Household food waste
Report
11 December 2020

A quantitative survey of householder’s perceptions and behaviour around food and food waste. This report is one strand in a three-strand research project. It examines consumer attitudes and claimed behaviour in relation to food waste, related research involves use of a food waste diary and compositional analysis.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Household food waste
Report
11 December 2020

The aim of this project was to increase our understanding of the consumer decision-making processes that result in food being wasted. This initial research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, was qualitative in nature and exploredthe whole life cycle from planning food shopping, through in-store shopping behaviour, food preparation/cooking practices and storage decisions to decisions about how and when to dispose of items. It also addressed issues around kitchen waste collection schemes and the length of time householders would be prepared to store waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste