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

This event took place on Thursday 7 October 2021 (once in the morning and once in the afternoon to accommodate different time zones). Full details and webinar recordings are available below.

Co-hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), P4G Partnerships and WRAP, this online event built on UNEP’s Food Waste Index Report 2021 to demonstrate that food waste is a global issue.

It made the case for greater funding of food waste prevention, and demonstrated how low and middle income countries in particular can leverage existing financial mechanisms to deliver food waste prevention strategies.

It also highlighted the scale and challenge in funding food waste initiatives, the current barriers to investing, and the business case benefits of financial investment in food waste prevention.

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
9 September 2021

This is the twentieth publication of data under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (Schedule 9), relating to the reporting period, October – December (Q4) 2019, and represents over 5 years of data reporting by MF operators.

The summary statistics presented in this commentary are intended to be representative of the MFs who have submitted the quarterly return. In England 85 facilities notified the Regulator (in accordance with the Regulations) for October – December 2019, of which all 85 submitted a quarterly data return. In Wales, 12 facilities notified the Regulator, of which all 12 submitted returns.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
7 September 2021

This document is a constructive road map with clear objectives and actions for local authorities, organic processors, policy makers and regulators that puts in place actions that will reduce contamination of feedstocks for organic processors, increase recycling rates, increase feedstock supply and protect the environment.

Initiatives:
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
7 September 2021

In this study, fly-tipping rates were compared between local authorities that charge, or do not charge, for householders to deposit DIY-type waste (for example: rubble, sanitaryware or plasterboard) at Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs). This report summarises the process and results of the research, in order to determine whether the introduction of charges for DIY type waste at HWRCs is likely to lead to an increase in fly-tipping of this waste.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Litter/Fly-tipping
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
6 September 2021

Governments across the UK have identified that if we are going to reduce our environmental impacts, we need to address the amount of resources we use.

Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
2 September 2021

Enabling effective decisions for tackling food surplus and waste on farm.

At an industry level, food surplus and waste on-farms across the UK is estimated at 3.6 million tonnes and worth £1.2 billion. This project has extended that assessment to provide an estimate of the financial implications for individuals farms of acting on food surplus and waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Report
2 September 2021

Exploring how farmers can be supported to collaborate in measuring food surplus and waste and identifying production efficiencies.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Report
31 August 2021

Oldham Council experienced high levels of contamination in its household organic waste collection service. On review the contamination was due to plastic bags being used by households to contain food waste for recycling instead of compostable liners. The trial reduced incorrect bag use, benefitted households, retailers and the IVC operator, and saved the council money.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
23 August 2021
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
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