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
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
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
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
9 October 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 2012.

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