Resources

Guide
9 January 2017

WRAP is working with retailers and manufacturers, logistics and redistribution organisations, together with industry bodies, to identify ways of increasing the beneficial use of surplus food.

Preventing food waste is a key priority for the food & drink sector, governments and individuals.  Preventing food waste at source should always come first, but surpluses can arise for a number of reasons; for example, food incorrectly labelled, over-ordered, over-supplied or obsolete seasonal stock.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
13 December 2016

Anaerobic digestion processing systems operate in different ways. For example, material may be fed into a reactor in distinct batches, or in a continuous flow.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
13 December 2016

Windrow composting is used for processing garden waste, such as grass cuttings, pruning and leaves in either an open air environment or within large covered areas where the material can break down in the presence of oxygen.

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
12 December 2016

Guidance for farmers, growers, advisers and agricultural contractors on how to maximise the benefits of using digestate and compost as renewable fertilisers.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
17 May 2016

Guidance for Food and Drink Manufacturers and Retailers on the Use of Food Surplus as Animal Feed.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 March 2016

Waste prevention activities can be focused on particular waste materials and products. Please follow the links below for more information on the individual materials and how waste prevention activities can be formed around them.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
3 March 2015

Garden waste - otherwise known as green waste - is decomposing organic matter that can be used as a fertiliser. Although composting is not technically waste prevention, it is included here because it removes material from the municipal waste stream.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Household food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
3 March 2015

It is worth estimating the impact a home composting scheme could have before embarking on a home composting campaign, especially if you are considering offering subsidised bins. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
2 March 2015

The WRAP website and its consumer-facing Love Food Hate Waste campaign website are excellent sources of food waste data and summary statistics.

This section signposts key reports and web pages that will be helpful to those looking for data to help with preparing waste prevention communication materials, with the implementation of new prevention activities and with planning further research.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
2 March 2015

WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign provides useful reference and communications material that local authorities can draw on to promote food reduction in their area.

LFHW has its own dedicated consumer facing website containing a wealth of detailed ideas to help individuals, communities and organisations reduce food waste as well as the LFHW partner website containing free materials, templates, and resources for local authorities.

The Waste Prevention Hub provides an overview of a selection of that guidance. For the full details please visit the LFHW page or the dedicated the LFHW consumer website.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
29 January 2015

Good menu planning can be a great way of preventing food waste within your organisation and to help put profits on the bottom line.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
28 January 2015

How to develop food promotions that won’t contribute to increased food waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers