Resources

Report
4 January 2009

This project examined two aspects of consumer behaviour in relation to food waste: understanding (and use) of guidance dates on packs; and demand for more varied portion sizes. General and food-type specific insights have been obtained which should allow WRAP and others to develop advice and solutions to help consumers reduce the amount of food they throw away.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
14 December 2008

Love Food Champions report by WRAP and Women‟s Institute.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
1 June 2008

The study has focused on the three main kerbside collection systems currently operating: kerbside sort; single stream co-mingled; and two stream partially co-mingled. It examines a number of the main service variations in each category within two different local contexts.

The intention is that local authorities should use the information in this report to consider their actual costs in the light of predicted costs of a comparable good practice system.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 January 2008

WRAP’s market reports provide in-depth information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK’s recycling industry. Each report focuses on a different material stream and is presented in a compact, easily digestible format.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
13 July 2007

This guide is intended to help authorities decide whether alternate weekly collection (AWC) is right for them and to draw together, from the experience of other authorities, advice on how to design and implement a scheme which is effective, and which gains and retains the support of local people.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
5 July 2007

A market survey of packaging formats and other retailer and in-home solutions to help consumers manage their food inventory better.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
1 June 2007

Research was carried out for WRAP by Brook Lyndhurst to investigate consumer attitudes and behaviours relatingto food and food waste, and what might motivate consumers to throw away less food. The results of the workfed directly into the development of the Love Food Hate Waste consumer-facing campaign. It included a national quantitative survey plus focus groups. The work was also used to develop a metric that could be used to track the impact of the campaign. This report focuses on the quantitative aspects of the research.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
5 April 2006
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
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
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Guide

Reducing food waste in Europe

Resource Efficient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain (REFRESH) was an EU research project taking action against food waste. 26 partners from 12 European countries and China worked towards the project's goal to contribute towards Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 of halving per capita food waste at the retail and consumer level and reducing food losses along production and supply chains, reducing waste management costs, and maximizing the value from un-avoidable food waste and packaging materials.

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

This report explores the relationship between the level of avoidable food and drink waste from households in the UK and factors including socio-demographics, behaviours and others relating to food, such as healthy eating and time available for food-related activities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report

This report provides estimates for total and avoidable household food waste (HHFW) for 2014 and 2015, for the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Local Authorities