Resources

Guide
1 November 2019

The purpose of this guidance is to ensure that bread and bakery goods are properly labelled and stored and used correctly in the home.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Bakery sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
4 September 2019

This guidance is a significant move in the fight against food waste. It will help ensure shoppers are given consistent, clear advice around how to manage and store food at home.

This document provides guidance on how to apply and use food date labels1 and how UK law applies throughout the ‘life cycle’ of a food product (that is from initial product design and development right through to sale or redistribution).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
1 September 2019

This document summarises steps for any business to become a good water steward and reduce exposure to water risks. It includes a list of actions and links to further sources of guidance and support tools. It also shows a map of the Courtauld 2025 collective action project locations.

Initiatives:
  • Water stewardship
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Guide
21 July 2019

This is a list of food surplus and food wastepercentage rates across a range of agricultural sectors. The aim is tohelp farmers understand average, high and low performance in their sectors. The data is taken from the WRAP report Food waste in primary production in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Guide
16 July 2019

Setting out the UK’s vision for best in class design in rigid household plastic packaging. Includes plastic packaging currently classed as recyclable and the ambition for recycled content. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
30 March 2019

This guide explores the challenges and opportunities in accepting commercial and industrial (C&I) waste at HWRCs (Household Waste and Recycling Centres) and Waste Transfer Stations (WTS).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 March 2019

Defining the actions the hospitality and food service sector will take to help to deliver the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Guide
13 February 2019

This guidance provides tips for specifying and designing paper and board packaging that can be reprocessed in mills that use standard pulping technology. It will help designers and manufacturers to improve the recyclability of more challenging material, in order to increase the quantity and quality of recycled paper.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Guide
5 February 2019

Identification of and recommendations to overcome barriers to the development of post-consumer, closed loop clothing recycling in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
4 February 2019

Unlocking the full economic and environmental benefits of waste reduction and resource efficiency in the food and drink supply chain requires a rapid transition to a more sustainable food system. More efficient production and wasting less will help, but we should also consider the sustainability of the food we eat, sell and serve. Pulses, grains and vegetables require fewer resources and generate less greenhouse gas emissions than other food types, and are therefore cornerstones of Sustainable Eating.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
21 January 2019

This guidance is intended to help local authorities maximise the benefit that they obtain for the dry recyclables collected as part of their provision of waste services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 January 2019
This summary guide highlights key issues and considerations for local authorities aiming to increase revenue from sales of recyclable materials.
Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities