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
Guide
16 February 2021

Textiles take-back schemes, where customers donate unwanted clothing to retailers to be re-used or recycled, are a key part of developing a more circular fashion industry.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
27 October 2020

WRAP is a charity promoting a resource-efficient future. 

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Funding
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
16 October 2020

The third in a series of reports detailing how UK citizens’ food habits, behaviours and attitudes have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key findings

  • Almost four in five UK citizens (79%) undertook additional food management behaviours during lockdown, and these behaviours endured as lockdown eased.
  • However, fewer than 30% of us see a link between wasting food and climate change.
  • New 'Wasting Food: It's Out of Date' brand to bring to life the devastating environmental cost of wasting food.
Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind. A total of 5,297 interviews were undertaken in March 2020, prior to the Covid19 lockdown.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 20041. Fieldwork was undertaken online by Icaro, between the 21 st – 31st March 2019. A total of 5,452 interviews were undertaken - in England (4,288), Wales (656), Scotland (207) and Northern Ireland (301).

Extra boost sampling was undertaken in London (to 989) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) area (to 496). The data from each of the four nations/regions was combined according to their share of the UK population – giving an ‘effective UK base’2 of 4,628.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on consumers’ current attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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
Guide
14 August 2020

This section introduces ways in which to effectively encourage householders to enact waste prevention behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Once you have identified which waste stream to target the next step is to “get to know” your audience, understand their issues, and how to target them effectively.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main environmental drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Making the case for waste prevention requires an understanding of the possible types of waste prevention activities that could be adopted and an indication of what these could achieve if they were implemented.    

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Water stewardship
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities