Resources

Guide
31 March 2021

On this page you'll find introductory information about the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, including the benefits in joining and everything your business needs to get started in delivering the Roadmap and 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting 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
Guide
11 March 2021
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
1 March 2021

This guide provides local authorities with information on the collection of household food waste as a means of diverting material from landfill or other residual waste treatment. It updates the 2009 guide and pulls together the findings from more recent studies and pilots conducted by WRAP and others.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
11 December 2020

Research from WRAP in 2009 found UK hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants disposed of 600,000 tonnes of food waste.

  • Some of this is made up of things like peelings, cores and bones, but the majority is (or once was) perfectly good food. 
  • Little by little all this waste adds up.
  • WRAP research indicates that by not throwing away good food (and diverting food waste  such as peelings, bones etc. to anaerobic digestion) pubs restaurants and hotels in the UK could save more than£720 million a year.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
11 December 2020

This document has been produced by WRAP to demonstrate how the Food Waste Prevention – a guide to help you & your business challenge existing product life & ‘open’ life (the guide) can be used. This worked example is theoretical and has been based on a raw meat product.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This guidance has been produced by WRAP to help businesses to reduce food waste by giving consumers more ‘available’ life on the products they buy, with a focus on improved performance in the supply chain and no change to the product or packaging. It is aimed at employees working in the food manufacturing and retail industry whose roles can have a direct influence on the supply of their products to consumers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This guidance has been produced by WRAP to help businesses to reduce food waste by challenging existing product life & ‘open’ life, with a view to extending it, without any change to product or packaging. It is intended for employees working in the food manufacturing and retail industry whose roles can have a direct influence on setting the product life/ ‘open’ life on finished products.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
12 November 2020

A short webinar and Q&A session where you can find out more about our citizen engagement strategy for plastics, hear some of the key citizen insights that we use in the development of the Clear on Plastics campaign, get to view our forthcoming campaign calendar and find out how Clear on Plastics can help you to communicate key messages to your residents.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
27 October 2020

WRAP is a charity promoting a resource-efficient future. 

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Funding
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
9 October 2020

Increasing the amount of food surplus that is redistributed from food businesses is a key strand of the strategy to reduce food waste, to deliver the Courtauld Commitment 2025 (Courtauld 2025) target and ultimately the Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. There has been a significant increase in activities aimed at achieving this, with good progress being made over recent years (Surplus Food Redistribution in the UK; 2015 to 2017).

 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Guide
2 October 2020

This document provides a summary of the methodology for the Household Simulation Model (HHSim).

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Guide
24 September 2020

The following organisations have committed to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap and the Target, Measure, Act principles.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations