Resources

Report
1 June 2009

Between 2007 and 2009 WRAP provided funding and technical support to 21 local authorities to carry out trials of separate food waste collections. This report evaluates the performance of the trials and draws out key practical lessons for local authorities for the collection of food waste from householders.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
4 January 2009

This project examined two aspects of consumer behaviour in relation to food waste: understanding (and use) of guidance dates on packs; and demand for more varied portion sizes. General and food-type specific insights have been obtained which should allow WRAP and others to develop advice and solutions to help consumers reduce the amount of food they throw away.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 December 2008

Love Food Champions report by WRAP and Women‟s Institute.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 January 2008

WRAP’s market reports provide in-depth information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK’s recycling industry. Each report focuses on a different material stream and is presented in a compact, easily digestible format.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
5 July 2007

A market survey of packaging formats and other retailer and in-home solutions to help consumers manage their food inventory better.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
1 June 2007

Research was carried out for WRAP by Brook Lyndhurst to investigate consumer attitudes and behaviours relatingto food and food waste, and what might motivate consumers to throw away less food. The results of the workfed directly into the development of the Love Food Hate Waste consumer-facing campaign. It included a national quantitative survey plus focus groups. The work was also used to develop a metric that could be used to track the impact of the campaign. This report focuses on the quantitative aspects of the research.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
5 April 2006
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report

Updated Household Food Waste Figures
More recent headline data on food waste for this sector was published by WRAP in May 2018

 

This report explores the relationship between the level of avoidable food and drink waste from households in the UK and factors including socio-demographics, behaviours and others relating to food, such as healthy eating and time available for food-related activities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report

This report provides estimates for total and avoidable household food waste (HHFW) for 2014 and 2015, for the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
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
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • 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