Resources

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
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
12 August 2018

The measurement and reporting guidelines are 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