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Join our week of awareness and action to end food waste

Find out more about the Food Waste Action Week citizen campaign and take the Challenge at Love Food Hate Waste 

Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change.  In fact, it contributes a staggering 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

That's food that goes unsold or otherwise unused in supermarkets and restaurants, and all the stuff we buy and which goes uneaten.  It is all fuelling the climate crisis, exacerbating the greatest and most urgent challenge facing humanity.

It's why, from Monday, 1 March through Sunday, 7 March our Love Food Hate Waste brand is dedicating an entire week to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting activities that will help make wasting food a thing of the past.

The UK’s first ever Food Waste Action Week will bring together citizens and organisations from retail, manufacturing, local government, hospitality and across industry to demonstrate the impact of wasted food on people, on business, and on the planet.

Food is a precious resource; it is only by working together that we can prevent it being needlessly wasted and protect the planet. That's why we encourage everyone to do something to mark Food Waste Action Week, from citizens to partners and other organisations - you can get involved right now. For those in the Hospitality and Food Service industry, you can come together and take action as part of the Guardians of Grub campaign.

WRAP's data tells us that the climate emergency continues to matter to UK citizens. Our partners have a crucial role to play in supporting Food Waste Action Week and sharing the message that wasting food feeds climate change. Our goal; to create lasting change and deliver against the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030.

Marcus Gover, CEO of WRAP, said: “The climate crisis remains one of the biggest and most urgent challenges facing humanity. Wasted food has a significant contribution to climate change, and is something we need to address together. WRAP has the data and research to demonstrate the reality of the issue – what we need is for partners to get this date in the diary, and join us in the Food Waste Action Week activities to make wasting food a thing of the past.”

WRAP is proud to be partnering with some of the UK's leading businesses and organisations to deliver Food Waste Action Week.

Together we’ll confront the challenge, share knowledge and inspire changes in the way people think about the food we waste.  We’ll explore the practical ways in which we can drive down the amount of food we waste and look at why in every sense – whether you’re a citizen, a business, or other organisation – wasting food makes no sense.

 

Strategic Partners

Supporting Partners

  • ABP
  • Fooditude
  • Neighbourly
  • Swansea University
  • Angus Soft Fruits Ltd.
  • Fyffes
  • Newcastle University
  • Tesco
  • Apetito
  • Greggs
  • North London Waste Authority
  • Test Valley Borough Council
  • Aramark
  • G's
  • NUS
  • The Full Freezer
  • University of Bristol
  • Hilton Foods
  • Ocado
  • The Packaging Federation
  • Broadland District Council
  • IGD
  • Oscar Mayer
  • UCL
  • Cardiff Community Fridge Network
  • INCPEN
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Greenwich
  • Cardiff University
  • Islington Council
  • Pilgrims
  • PwC
  • University of Salford
  • Cheltenham Borough Council
  • ISS
  • Princes
  • University of Warwick
  • Dacorum Borough Council
  • Kellogg’s
  • Greater Cambridge Shared Waste
  • Westminster Borough Council
  • Dairy UK
  • Lamb Weston (Meijer)
  • Sainsbury's
  • World Food Programme
  • Deliveroo
  • University of Leeds
  • Saputo Dairy UK
  • Worldwide Fruit
  • DPS
  • Lidl
  • Scouts
  • Zero Waste Leeds
  • East Cambridgeshire Street Scene Ltd / ECDC
  • Loughborough University
  • SOS
  • EAUC
  • LWARB
  • South Norfolk Council
  • Ethical Fruit Company Ltd
  • MGB Plastics
  • St John's College, University of Cambridge
  • FDF
  • Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
  • Surrey Environment Partnership
  • Bidfood
  • Birds Eye  
  • Bridgend County
  • Borough Council 
  • Chorley Council 
  • Cromwell Polyethylene 
  • Bidfood 
  • British Frozen Food Federation 
  • Cardiff Council  
  • Derby City Council  
  • Fareshare 
  • Fareshare Cymru 
  • Feast With Us 
  • Hovis  
  • Iceland 
  • Ketel One Vodka 
  • London Borough of Newham  
  • Luvyum 
  • Manchester City Council 
  • Norfolk County Council 
  • North Hertfordshire District Council 
  • North Somerset 
  • Orkney Islands Council 
  • Pret
  • East Herts Council