Resources

Report
16 September 2021

WRAP works with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. Read our April 2020-21 annual review to learn more about our mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy.

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 Commitment
  • 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
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
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
15 September 2021

In June 2020, 40 key stakeholders from across the UK meat production and supply chain came together, facilitated by WRAP's Courtauld Commitment, to pledge to make the UK meat industry one of the most efficient and sustainable in the world. This summary highlights the areas of significant progress made and the areas that require greater focus.

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
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
10 September 2021

7 October 2021

Webinar One: 10:00 – 11:30 BST London, 12:00 - 13:30 Nairobi,
17:00 - 18:30 Singapore
Webinar Two: 16:00 – 17:30 BST London, 11:00 - 12.30 Washington DC,
12:00-13:30 Brasilia, 10:00 - 11:30 Mexico City

Co-hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), P4G Partnerships and WRAP, this online event will build on UNEP’s Food Waste Index report to demonstrate that food waste is a global issue.

It will make the case for greater funding of food waste prevention to governments and demonstrate how low and middle income countries in particular can leverage existing financial mechanisms to deliver food waste prevention strategies.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
10 September 2021

6 October 2021

07:00 - 13:00 EST (USA)
12:00 - 18:00 BST (UK)
13:00 - 19:00 (CENTRAL EUROPE)

Countries are already preparing for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 with ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching Net Zero by the middle of the century. As the Global Food System contributes around 30% of all greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), changing the way we grow, process and consume food will be a central plank of delivering a Net Zero future.

The United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) in September 2021 will outline the effects of our current food system and what can be done to improve it in a way that delivers benefits to people and planet. To do this, we need to understand where to act across the world, how to deliver change rapidly and crucially-cost effectively. The scale of the change needed is monumental.

Co-hosted by United Nations Environment Programme, World Resources Institute and WRAP this online event will explore and debate what needs to be done and how. A new report on how to deliver a Net Zero food system for one large economy - the UK, which will be published at the conference.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
20 July 2021

Shaping a sustainable recovery.

The Courtauld Commitment Annual Report sets out the progress that has been made by the food and drink sector this year towards achieving the voluntary agreement’s targets and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. In yet another turbulent year for food and drink, the sector has continued  to deliver meaningful action on climate change, driving collaboration across the entire food system to measure and reduce food waste, greenhouse gas emissions and water stress.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
10 June 2021

This best practice guide identifies how a more consistent approach can be taken to the redistribution of surplus retailer own-label food from supply chain businesses. This will result in more food being made available for redistribution, in a timely manner.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
10 June 2021

Redistributing surplus food is one of the best ways that businesses can help to reduce the amount of food that ends up as waste. WRAP has previously reported on progress on increasing surplus food redistribution between 2015 and 2018, and this report provides additional data for 2019 and 2020.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
8 June 2021

Defining the actions the hospitality and food service sector will take to help to deliver the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

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
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Guide
31 March 2021

On this page you'll find introductory information about the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, including the benefits in joining and everything your business needs to get started in delivering the Roadmap and 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Tool
30 March 2021

The purpose of the Framework for Effective Redistribution Partnerships (‘the Redistribution Framework’) is to help organisations increase volumes of food redistributed in the UK by:

1) Providing a structured and efficient approach to the creation and operation of partnerships which enable successful food redistribution, taking into account the needs and ways of working of both the food surplus provider and a recipient organisation;

2) Supporting more consistent exchange of key information; and 3) Stimulating a more structured approach to the identification of surpluses suitable for redistribution.

The Redistribution Framework is intended to help individual providers and recipients to adopt or adapt their own processes and choices for handling surplus, to fit with existing ways of working, while making it easier for multiple organisations to work with each other.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
Case study
15 March 2021

The Government’s current Environment Plan introduced its policy to achieve zero avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. One of the aims is to reduce the amount of plastic in circulation through reducing demand for single-use plastic. WRAP has been working closely with retailers to explore plastic-free/loose supermarket aisles and has supported a leading UK retailer, Morrisons, to evaluate a plastic-free/loose fresh produce trial in its store in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
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