Resources

Guide
23 September 2020

This guidance provides detailed advice and practical examples on approaches for measuring food waste in effluent streams, primarily for food producers and manufacturers, supporting delivery of the UK’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
11 September 2020

WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy through:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
20 August 2020

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed some common guidelines for measuring and reporting on food surplus and waste, consistent with the global Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard)

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
17 August 2020

Distributing unwanted or surplus food via ‘food banks’ and redistribution charities puts food that would otherwise have been wasted to good use. 

Both residents and business in the community can donate to such schemes.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
Sector:
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
17 August 2020

WRAP carried out research in 2012/13 to test communications aimed at:

  • building awareness of the negative aspects of food waste; and,
  • influencing behaviours to prevent food waste and increase the use of local authority food collection services.

This section of the Household Waste Prevention Hub provides a summary overview of the research report’s recommendations.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 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
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020

There are a number of existing tools and benefits calculators which can be used to predict and monitor the impact of waste prevention activities. The tools use different information and methodologies to generate the results. Some offer a predictive indication of the potential impact of a service or activity to inform decision making whilst some will provide a retrospective impact based on activity information. The most appropriate tool for a local authority will depend on their specific monitoring and evaluation needs.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020
Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020

There are various ways to approach measuring the impact of a service or waste prevention activity. The appropriate approach to adopt will depend on the service/activity being measured and the time and resources available for monitoring. Common approaches are outlined below with more detail available in the monitoring and evaluation guidance section. 

There are also a number of measurement tools available which will indicate the impact of an intervention, during the planning and/or delivery stages.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020

Monitoring and evaluating waste prevention scheme performance is something that all local authorities should be doing as a matter of routine. Not only does it enable assessment of whether schemes are performing as expected, it also helps diagnose problems, design new approaches and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Initiatives:
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section provides links to WRAP’s communications guidance. It provides both general and specific waste prevention communications guidance as well as case studies and pilots on successful communications activities.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Defra’s Framework for Sustainable Lifestyles (published October 2011) set out an approach to understanding and influencing behaviour. The framework provides evidence-based insights on the motivations and barriers to action and approaches to influencing behaviour.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities