Resources

Guide
15 November 2018

The UK Plastics Pact is transforming the way that the UK makes, uses and disposes of plastic. The roadmap provides a framework for all businesses, including members to deliver the ambitious targets. This roadmap was updated in December 2020 to reflect progress of the Pact since April 2018 and to reflect new milestones on the path to 2025. 

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
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
10 October 2018

Produced in association with RECOUP this provides and highlights priority issues reported by those sorting and reprocessing rigid plastic packaging, together with solutions.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Guide
19 September 2018

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed a set of 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
  • 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
19 September 2018

These guidelines clarify and contextualise the requirements from the UK Guidelines for Measuring and Reporting Food Surplus and Waste (UK Guidelines), for the retail sector, based on retailers’ specific operational considerations.

The purpose is to help food retailers measure and report on food surplus and waste that occurs within their own operations, so they can reduce it through evidence-driven strategies.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 September 2018

Food surplus and waste measurement and reporting guidelines

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed 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).

These have been produced in support of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – to help the UK meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 target to halve food waste by 2030.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Meat, poultry and fish
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
4 September 2018

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).

These have been produced in support of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – to help the UK meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3 target to halve food waste by 2030.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Dairy sector
Guide
4 September 2018

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed 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
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
12 August 2018

This document outlines common guidelines for UK companies in measuring and reporting food waste/surplus data, consistent with the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard).

Initiatives:
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
30 July 2018

Comparing the business case for table top and ground production systems.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Fresh produce sector
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
5 July 2018

This report analyses the gate fees charged for a range of waste treatment, recovery and disposal options as reported by local authorities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide, Report
1 July 2018

A guide to setting and maintaining quality specifications.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Fresh produce sector
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
19 June 2018

Increasing recycling in urban areas, particularly from flats, is difficult and challenging. This report seeks to identify and test measures that could help increase recycling in urban areas and cities, with specific focus on flatted properties. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities