Resources

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
19 November 2020

An interim report on work 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
  • Courtauld 2025
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Report
10 November 2020

A follow up survey to find out about textiles purchasing and disposal behaviours once the first nation-wide lockdown had eased over the summer and the impact on the textiles sector.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • SCAP 2020
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
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  • New citizen-facing brand Wasting Food: It’s Out of Date helps citizens make the link between wasted food and climate change.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
26 October 2020

This survey examines gate fees charged to local authorities in the UK for municipal waste recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal options. It aims to assist local authorities in making better informed decisions about waste management options and to benchmark what they might be expected to pay.

Initiatives:
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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
15 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is the largest and longest running survey on recycling attitudes, values and behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 20041. Fieldwork was undertaken online by Icaro, between the 21 st – 31st March 2019. A total of 5,452 interviews were undertaken - in England (4,288), Wales (656), Scotland (207) and Northern Ireland (301).

Extra boost sampling was undertaken in London (to 989) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) area (to 496). The data from each of the four nations/regions was combined according to their share of the UK population – giving an ‘effective UK base’2 of 4,628.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on consumers’ current attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

An open letter from Ben Elliot, the Food Surplus and Waste Champion for Defra, to UK food manufacturers, major retailers, hospitality businesses and redistribution organisations on how we can ensure that no good food goes to waste as lockdown restrictions ease.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Report
14 October 2020

Ben Elliot, the Food Surplus and Waste Champion for Defra, has written to the UK’s leading food manufacturers, major retailers, hospitality businesses and redistribution organisations urging them to ensure that ALL surplus food that’s safe and suitable to eat is made available and redistributed.

Initiatives:
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Report
14 October 2020

Defra published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out their aim to deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation. Good binfrastructure - the provision of litter disposal infrastructure -  is a key element of the Litter Strategy for England, along with education and awareness and improving enforcement.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities