Resources

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
Report
30 April 2019

This report explores the existing evidence about the effectiveness of providing factual information (including content, source and format) on the environmental sustainability of a product, and its impact in influencing consumer (individual and organisational) buying decisions.

Initiatives:
  • Service design
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
4 April 2019

Field trials conducted during the 2017 growing season in the UK have shown how the use of smart technology, combined with training and greater supply chain collaboration, can help maximise crop yields.

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Report
28 February 2019

This report has been produced to support Defra in its understanding of the current levels of on-the-go (OTG) single use drinks containers that are placed on the market (POM), consumed, recycled or disposed of in the UK. Specifically, metal drinks cans, plastic and glass drinks bottles, drinks cartons and drinks pouches were researched. Defra requires estimates that are as accurate as possible for its packaging policy
work, therefore every effort has been made to provide error margins and robust assessments wherever possible.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Report
14 February 2019

Prepared on behalf of Champions 12.3, a new report finds a compelling business case for action on food waste prevention in restaurants.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
14 February 2019

Prepared on behalf of Champions 12.3, a new report finds a compelling business case for action on food waste prevention in restaurants.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
6 February 2019

Meeting nutritional and environmental goals without sacrificing convenience.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
6 February 2019

WRAP and Valpak partnered to combine their unique data sets on food purchase and food waste to look at consumption patterns in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
6 February 2019

This qualitative research explored the connections between health, sustainability, and food waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
30 January 2019

This review highlights the core achievements and impact of the Courtauld Commitment 2025 2017-18. It demonstrates that work is taking place across the food and drink chain, from ‘farm to fork’, in support of the agreement’s targets.

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
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers