Resources

Guide
14 August 2020

Effective communications will be tailored to suit different stakeholder groups and their different behaviours and motivations. Local authorities should work with local partners to push out communications and use national brands to build awareness on key waste prevention issues.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Understanding the motivations and behaviours of different stakeholders is essential to targeting the right messages to the right audiences.

As a local authority you may not be best placed to deliver messages to all audiences so it is important to look for partners who residents engage with.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Once you have identified which waste stream to target the next step is to “get to know” your audience, understand their issues, and how to target them effectively.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan.

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

This section highlights other cross-cutting drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan. It covers:

  • The Compact
  • Localism, and
  • National Indicators
Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main environmental drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main social drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

In this section we offer an example plan structure that can be used as a starting template for your own plan. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section outlines processes that local authorities can use to estimate cost and carbon savings that successful waste prevention activities can bring.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Making the case for waste prevention requires an understanding of the possible types of waste prevention activities that could be adopted and an indication of what these could achieve if they were implemented.    

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Water stewardship
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 April 2020

Date labels, storage advice and freezing for food safety

This summary information produced by WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and Defra covers date labelling and storage instruction requirements for surplus food, in order for it to be safely redistributed. The aim is to increase the amount of food made available by food businesses for redistribution and accepted by recipient organisations.
 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations