Resources

Report
14 October 2020

Access free resources with guidance on contamination, food waste collection, recycling in urban areas, commercial waste, service design and communications.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Report
14 October 2020

Three different trials were carried out, one at a refuse bag manufacturer and two at panel board manufacturers. Each trial used material from different sources such as film collection from a material recycling facility, collected kerbside sourced comingled film, and post-consumer recyclate sourced from a retail store’s front and back of store waste.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Report
14 October 2020

The estimated quantity of metal packaging placed on the market & recycled from 2017 to 2025 and the probability of compliance with national & European recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use
Report
14 October 2020

The estimated quantity of paper packaging placed on the market & recycled from 2017 to 2025 and the probability of compliance with national & European recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
Report
14 October 2020

Providing easy-to-use, conveniently located recycling facilities in popular public locations will help England achieve a higher recycling rate and bring financial benefits too.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
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
Report
8 October 2020

Prepared by the World Bank and WRAP on behalf of the government of Mexico, the Conceptual Framework brings together the data on food loss and waste in Mexico for the first time, painting a compelling picture of the current situation an creating a framework for action.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
8 October 2020

Unsustainable production and consumption of food constitutes one of the biggest environmental threats to our planet. Eliminating food loss and waste to the largest extent possible – at all stages from producer to consumer – stands out as an urgent and indispensable step towards more sustainable food systems.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
25 September 2020

When designing and specifying packaging, circularity should be at the heart of decision-making. WRAP has developed guidance on plastic packaging which should be read in advance of deciding which plastics to select: Defining what's recyclable and best in class polymer choices for packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
24 September 2020

Outlining progress made in the second year of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

  • More than 70 new food organisations have joined the Roadmap in the last twelve months, committing to ‘Target, Measure, Act’ on food waste in their operations, supply chain and customer base.
  • Businesses implementing 'Target, Measure, Act' have increased from 121 to 171.
  • 180,000t of food (worth £300m) across 45 companies reporting comparable data has been saved from becoming waste by Roadmap members.
  • New Whole Chain toolkit equips businesses to tackle supply chain food waste farm to fork.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
17 September 2020

This section of the Waste Prevention Hub describes the extent of food waste in the home and how it can be prevented.

WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign contains useful reference material that local authorities can draw on to promote food reduction in their area.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 September 2020

This report outlines the main activities and achievements to deliver the Safety, Health and Environment objectives for WRAP. It covers the period April 2018 to March 2019.

Initiatives:
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations