Resources

Report
11 March 2021

Hospital caterers can access free advice on how to tackle food waste by watching these four screencasts.

Produced by WRAP, and developed with the Hospital Caterers Association (HCA), these screencasts offer a step-by-step guide enabling hospital caterers to reduce food and associated packaging waste and to recycle more.

Initiatives:
  • Guardians of Grub
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
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
5 November 2020

New report demonstrates good progress being made across all three targets – food waste, carbon and water – in a challenging year for food and drink.

  • Agile response by signatories to COVID-19 sees new partnerships brokered, over £4m awarded to surplus food sector, and new ‘Best Before’ guidance for surplus food.
  • New Courtauld 2025 Supply Chain GHG Working Group convened to help make faster and more effective progress towards reducing GHG emissions in supply chains.
  • Collective action catchment projects mobilised under Courtauld 2025 Water Ambition.
  • New citizen-facing brand Wasting Food: It’s Out of Date helps citizens make the link between wasted food and climate change.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Tool
9 October 2020

This Data Capture Sheet supports the principles to Target, Measure and Act on food waste in support of UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, and complies with the international Food Loss & Waste Standard.

Sector-specific guidance on quantification methods that will help you complete this template are available via the links provided. This Data Capture Sheet is intended for common use by food businesses in the UK and worldwide, and is supported by the UK’s leading food & drink retailers, Champions 12.3, the World Resources Institute and the Consumer Goods Forum

Sector-specific guidance mainly for UK food businesses on quantification methods to help you complete this template is available here.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Guide
24 September 2020

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 2025
  • 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
Guide
11 September 2020

WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy through:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling
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
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
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
29 June 2020

A cross-industry vision to optimise productivity and minimise waste from farm to fork.

Key points
  • UK meat industry commits to working from farm to fork to improve efficiency and productivity, minimise waste, protect natural assets and reduce global warming.
  • Actions will be implemented by supply chain businesses (processors, retailers, hospitality and food service businesses), with support from industry bodies.
  • Aims to make the UK meat industry a world-leading example of efficient and sustainable meat production and supply.

Contact Karen Fisher at WRAP to find out more.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
21 April 2020

Date labels, storage advice and freezing for food safety

This summary information produced by WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and Defra covers date labelling and storage instruction requirements for surplus food, in order for it to be safely redistributed. The aim is to increase the amount of food made available by food businesses for redistribution and accepted by recipient organisations.
 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Packaging producers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
24 January 2020

Citizen behaviours, attitudes and awareness around food waste

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • 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 2025
  • 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
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 2025
  • 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
Report
23 September 2019

Outlining progress made in the first year of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Highlights
  • 185 organisations committed to the Roadmap, including 156 food businesses.
  • 121 large businesses provided evidence of having implemented Target, Measure, Act.
  • More than 40 businesses publicly reported food surplus and waste data in 2019.
  • Engagement and training sessions were held with more than 150 businesses.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors