Resources

Report
14 December 2010

An extensive study of consumer refrigerated food practices in the home and experimental measurements of refrigerated food temperatures during their transit from the retail store to the domestic fridge.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 December 2010

A quantitative study into consumer attitudes, understanding and behaviour with regards to home-freezing food, store-bought frozen food and use of the freezer in general.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
21 September 2010
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 July 2010

An investigation into the scope to reduce the amount and weight of packaging used to pack whole, fresh chicken and to extend the product shelf life helping to reduce household food waste.
 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
1 February 2010

A project to explore the effectiveness of mixed food and garden waste kerbside collection schemes in diverting food waste for recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 January 2010

This report provides bulk density data for commonly collected material streams, taking into account container types and how the materials are collected (vehicle types). It provides data that will be useful in planning and managing collection and handling systems for recyclable materials.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 December 2009

A survey across UK retailers of a range of factors believed to influence household food waste for a selection of products.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 October 2009

A performance assessment of a representative range of domestic fridge thermometers was undertaken in a series of scientific experiments to ascertain the accuracy, resolution and responsiveness of the thermometers to a change in temperature. This information will be of use to those communicating to consumers about food waste and food safety, and those providing tools for sale or use by consumers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 June 2009

A research project examining consumer attitudes and behaviour around storage of fresh fruit and vegetables in the home. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Fresh produce sector
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
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