Resources

Report
17 December 2020

A world where resources are used sustainably

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • UN SDG 12.5
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
16 December 2020

This report provides an update to the market situation discussed in our first Paper Market Situation Report which was published in 2010. This update looks at the key developments since that report was published including trends in paper collections and recycling, risks and opportunities in the main end markets for the UK's recovered paper, trends in recovered paper prices and policy and legislative issues.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
16 December 2020

The European Plastics Pact has set ambitious common targets and aims to encourage cross border connection, cooperation, innovation, and harmonisation at the European level, to accelerate a circular plastics economy in Europe.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Report
14 December 2020

An investigation into portioned and divisible packaging design options to enable consumers to reduce household meat waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 December 2020

A qualitative and quantitative investigation into consumer attitudes to, and behaviour around, food waste and food packaging, which will inform action to help further reduce household food waste.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
11 December 2020

To complement the in-depth Love Food Hate Waste cascade sessions provided by WRAP staff, a suite of activities has been developed and evaluated to help more people ‘Save More’ money by wasting less food. The activities have been designed to be fun and informative whilst being really easy to take part in and deliver. This report describes how the activities were developed, piloted and evaluated, working with community organisations and expert reviewers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Household food waste
Report
11 December 2020

A scoping study to investigate the possible applications of thermochromic inks for household food and drink waste reduction. The report’s focus is on ‘reversible’ thermochromic inks to trigger storage behaviour change at the household level.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Household food waste
Report
11 December 2020

A quantitative survey of householder’s perceptions and behaviour around food and food waste. This report is one strand in a three-strand research project. It examines consumer attitudes and claimed behaviour in relation to food waste, related research involves use of a food waste diary and compositional analysis.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Household food waste
Report
11 December 2020

The aim of this project was to increase our understanding of the consumer decision-making processes that result in food being wasted. This initial research, carried out by Ipsos MORI, was qualitative in nature and exploredthe whole life cycle from planning food shopping, through in-store shopping behaviour, food preparation/cooking practices and storage decisions to decisions about how and when to dispose of items. It also addressed issues around kitchen waste collection schemes and the length of time householders would be prepared to store waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Guide
11 December 2020

Research from WRAP in 2009 found UK hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants disposed of 600,000 tonnes of food waste.

  • Some of this is made up of things like peelings, cores and bones, but the majority is (or once was) perfectly good food. 
  • Little by little all this waste adds up.
  • WRAP research indicates that by not throwing away good food (and diverting food waste  such as peelings, bones etc. to anaerobic digestion) pubs restaurants and hotels in the UK could save more than£720 million a year.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
11 December 2020

Quantification and exploration of food and drink waste disposed of to thesewer by households in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Report
11 December 2020

A report containing quantification of the amount and types of household food and drink waste in the UK. Information is collated from studies covering all major disposal routes, and can assist WRAP, national and local governments and the food industry to develop policies, advice and tools to help us all reduce the amount of good food and drink that we purchase but don’t eat.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink