Resources

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

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 Commitment
  • 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 Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands