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We're working together to halve food waste by 2030

Around a third of the food produced globally is lost or wasted and it’s having a real impact on climate change, contributing 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

That is why Love Food Hate Waste dedicate a whole week of action to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting activities that help to reduce the amount of food we waste.

Getting involved

Each year, we run Food Waste Action Week in collaboration with partners across the UK. For the first time, in 2022, Food Waste Action Week went international, and we worked with partners across the globe. Partners support the week in a number of ways: through direct sponsorship; running events and PR activity; and through helping to spread the campaign’s key messages across their own networks.

If you are interested in supporting Food Waste Action Week, get in touch at [email protected].

Food Waste Action Week 2022 

In 2022, we inspired citizens across the world to waste less food, running a campaign across social, PR, and digital channels. The campaign reached over eight million people in the UK, with a massive 55% of them saying they did something about food waste as a result.

Food Waste Action Week 2022  - what did we achieve together?

We are delighted that seven organisations donated to support the Week in 2022. They are Aldi, Danone, Defra, Dunbia, IHG Hotels & Resorts, KFC, Ocado Retail, OLIO and Sodexo. Thank you to these donors for their support, which gives the campaign more impact and helps us to tackle this important issue.

Food Waste Action Week 2021

The UK’s first ever Food Waste Action Week took place on the 1 -7 March 2021. The week brought together citizens and organisations from across retail, manufacturing, government, and hospitality to demonstrate the impact of wasted food on the planet.

UK citizens got on board with the message that Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change, with nearly 50% reporting doing, or planning to do something different to reduce food waste as a result.

Over 135 businesses and organisations took part, driving awareness through an array of media that, across the campaign as a whole generated more than half a billion impressions across all platforms.

Making a difference

WRAP has published research into greenhouse gas emissions, showing the scale of the problem, but also the opportunity for change. Our citizen survey oon attitudes and barriers to reducing food waste, can also help you understand where you can make the biggest impact.

Join us in the fight against food waste, one of the biggest contributors to climate change, get in touch via [email protected].