Resources

Guide
15 February 2024

This guide provides local authorities with information on the collection of household food waste as a means of diverting material from landfill or other residual waste treatment.It updates the 2009 guide, last updated in 2016,  and pulls together the findings from more recent studies and pilots conducted by WRAP and others.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Webinar
13 February 2024

Food Waste Action Week will take place from the 18 – 24 March 2024, we will be encouraging citizens to 'Choose What You'll Use', highlighting the benefits of buying loose fruit and vegetables and inspiring people to do this wherever they can.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Communicating with residents
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Webinar
2 February 2024

This webinar will help LAs get ready to introduce separate food waste collections.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Tool
29 January 2024

Sector specific actions to support delivery of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
23 November 2023

Tracking the UK's progress towards achieving the Courtauld 2030 food waste target and UN Sustainable Development Goal target 12.3.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
23 November 2023

This document contains an overview of statistics on food surplus and waste in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
23 November 2023

This report provides estimates of the quantity and types of food and drink waste generated by UK households in 2021/22. The report also looks at the reasons for discarding, the financial cost, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to wasted food. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
23 November 2023

Welcome to the WRAP Food Trends & KPI Survey, a bi-annual exploration of UK households' attitudes, knowledge, and behaviours related to food waste. As the longest-running survey of its kind, it offers a unique lens into the ever-evolving landscape of food waste in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
23 November 2023

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 2021 and tracks trends over time.

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
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
23 November 2023

The 2023 GHG update report we present here summarises the progress made towards the Courtauld 2030 GHG emissions target and the action WRAP is taking on the key issue of company level scope 3 GHG measurement and reporting to embed a target, measure act approach in the sector.

The report also gives an update on WRAPs role in increasing level of co-ordinated action by the food sector on this vital issue.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
22 November 2023

The following organisations have committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and the Target, Measure, Act principles.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • 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
  • Trade associations
Report
29 September 2023

Our annual UK Surplus Food Redistribution data indicates solid progress in 2022 with approximately 170,000 tonnes of surplus food being received by redistribution organisations, equating to 400 million meals with a value of more than £590 million.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands