Resources

Report
15 October 2019

WRAP has launched a series of market situation reports providing 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:
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
23 September 2019

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

Highlights
  • 185 organisations committed to the Roadmap, including 156 food businesses.
  • 121 large businesses provided evidence of having implemented Target, Measure, Act.
  • More than 40 businesses publicly reported food surplus and waste data in 2019.
  • Engagement and training sessions were held with more than 150 businesses.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • 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
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
19 September 2019

This report outlines findings from a WRAP project to identify potential end users and markets for salty whey and its derivates. Salty whey is produced during cheese production and contains valuable proteins, which are currently in high demand.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
12 September 2019
Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Collections & recycling
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
12 September 2019

WRAP’s Gate Fees Reports summarise the gate fees charged for a range of waste treatment, recovery and disposal options.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
6 September 2019

The Courtauld Commitment 2025 Water Ambition progress report, which sets out:

  • The physical, commercial and reputational risks facing UK food and drink businesses linked to water needs in their supply chains.
  • Steps businesses can take to reduce their exposure to water risks.
  • A ready-made framework of collective action projects in key sourcing locations which supply more than 2/3 of the UK’s vegetables (excluding potatoes) and 1/3 of the UK’s fruit.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
29 August 2019

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

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
Report
29 August 2019

Momentum is building to address the 1.3 billion tons of food that is lost or wasted each year. But action is not yet at a pace needed to achieve SDG Target 12.3 by 2030.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
Report
25 July 2019

An estimate for food surplus and food waste in primary production in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
16 July 2019

One of the world’s largest public surveys into attitudes on food waste and packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
Report
25 June 2019

Eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics set to be eliminated under The UK Plastics Pact by the end of 2020. 19 other single-use plastic items are being investigated to look at ways of reducing their environmental impact through avoidance of their use, redesign, reuse and/or smarter recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
13 May 2019

Updated figures for surplus food redistribution via charities and commercial outlets from retail, manufacturing and the hospitality & food service sector for the three year period 2015-2018.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink