Resources

Report
26 March 2021

Our plan for achieving Net Zero.

This report unveils new insights on how resource efficiency and resource sufficiency can cut greenhouse gas emissions. Developed in collaboration with CREDS researchers at the University of Leeds, it offers a clear, practical roadmap which delivers quick wins.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Re-use
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
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
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
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
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

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 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • 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 2025
  • 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 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
12 November 2020

Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life

This initiative was led by Resource London - the partnership between WRAP and London Waste & Recycling Board - together with Groundwork London. The organisations won a bid to the LIFE programme of the European Commission to deliver the €3.2million initiative in London, which acted as a test bed for other European cities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments