Resources

Case study
15 March 2021

The Government’s current Environment Plan introduced its policy to achieve zero avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042. One of the aims is to reduce the amount of plastic in circulation through reducing demand for single-use plastic. WRAP has been working closely with retailers to explore plastic-free/loose supermarket aisles and has supported a leading UK retailer, Morrisons, to evaluate a plastic-free/loose fresh produce trial in its store in Skipton, North Yorkshire.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Case study
13 November 2020

Bakkavor is a leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, employing over 20,000 people globally.

 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
Case study
12 November 2020

In 2019 the work of the four year EU research project taking action against food waste, REFRESH, came to an end.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Refresh
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
12 November 2020

Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life

This initiative was led by Resource London - the partnership between WRAP and London Waste & Recycling Board - together with Groundwork London. The organisations won a bid to the LIFE programme of the European Commission to deliver the €3.2million initiative in London, which acted as a test bed for other European cities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Case study
20 October 2020

A look at the strategy and practices that enable Co-op to adopt the principles of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Case study
17 September 2019

All large grocery retailers have committed to the Roadmap and implemented Target, Measure, Act. These businesses have a collective turnover of more than £160bn, representing almost 80% of the grocery retail and wholesale sector.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
17 September 2019

Business case studies from organisations implementing 'Target, Measure, Act' in the hospitality and food service sector.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
17 September 2019

Explore the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap case studies to find out how businesses have benefited from taking targeted action to reduce waste in their own operations, their supply chain, and from consumers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
17 September 2019

Supporting organisations are critical to the success of the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, through the work done to recruit food businesses in the first instance and then to help these businesses to implement Target, Measure, Act.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
6 February 2019

Supporting the findings in the Healthy Sustainable Eating and Food Waste research, workshops were run with two community groups to explore food consumption and food waste generation in lower income groups.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
Case study
5 November 2018

New report by WRAP uncovers the scale of the milk waste across the supply chain and highlights the ways we can significantly reduce thousands of tonnes of milk waste worth more than £150Million.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Case study
28 September 2018

Tamar Water Stewardship Business Board for Cornwall and Devon

Businesses are working at a catchment level in Devon & Cornwall through a business board initially chaired by South West Water (SWW). The Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is providing technical support to the business board and BITC, due to their experience in catchment management, local project delivery and ability to connect the board to the Tamar Catchment Partnership.

BITC is engaging businesses with suppliers based within Devon and Cornwall and using the Tamar catchment as an initial exemplar, with a view to expand this across the region in due course.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service