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
12 January 2021

This report is for businesses seeking to make improvements to packaging design by taking a systemic view of material choices to lower the environmental impacts of packaging.

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
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
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
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

An analysis of compositional data and WasteDataFlow information to produce estimates of food in local authority collected waste streams from UK homes in 2010. A comparison is made with 2006/07 estimates for England.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
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 highlights the need for action on food waste and provides concrete examples of how this can be achieved. Investments of time and money will be required, but the potential economic and environmental benefits are huge, and the consequences of not taking sufficient action are serious – for billions of individuals, countries, and the food system as a whole.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • 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
Report
8 December 2020

Presenting our 2019-20 annual report. A year on from our inaugural annual report where we published our 2018 baseline data we can now present our 2019 data highlights and member actions. 

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
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
13 November 2020

Bakkavor is a leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, employing over 20,000 people globally.

 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
Case study
12 November 2020

In 2019 the work of the four year EU research project taking action against food waste, REFRESH, came to an end.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Refresh
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service