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Join our week of action, 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.

We proudly collaborated with some of the UK's leading businesses and organisations to deliver Food Waste Action Week in 2021. Read more about the success of Food Waste Action Week 2021, or watch our video.

 

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

The aim of Food Waste Action Week is to create lasting change that helps to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving global food waste by 2030.

After an incredible response to the first-ever Week in 2021, plans are already taking shape for Food Waste Action Week 2022 (7-13 March 2022) and the ambition is that, this time Food Waste Action Week goes global!

Five organisations have already donated to support the Week ahead of launch. They are Aldi, Danone, Dunbia, Ocado Retail and Sodexo. If your organisation would like to make a donation, please contact the Food Waste Action Week team at lfhw@wrap.org.uk

Food waste is one of the largest contributors to climate change, but it is one where we can make a big difference by adopting small changes in behaviour. Be part of the journey and join us now - email lfhw@wrap.org.uk.

Sarah Clayton, Head of Citizen Behaviour Change at WRAP, said:

Our first Food Waste Action Week was an incredible success with almost half of people who came across messaging changing their behaviour as a result - so we’re confident we have a winning formula. But year two has new pressures. In 2022 we must hit home harder because our data shows that with the easing of lockdown household food waste began to rise again as people fell back into old habits. It’s imperative that we drive home the message that wasting food feeds climate change, and business support and trade body involvement is crucial in channelling that message widescale, so we’re keen to speak with more organisations about becoming donors and supporting Food Waste Action Week 2022.

The theme of Food Waste Action Week 2022 is being developed and will involve a well-known public figure – to be announced – who will help to convey the message that Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change and inspire the public, businesses and social groups across the UK to take action. They will follow in the footsteps of chef, TV personality and author Nadia Hussain who was the figurehead for the inaugural Food Waste Action Week, 2021.

Read more about the exciting plans for Food Waste Action Week 2022

WRAP has published some research into greenhouse gas emissions, showing the scale of the problem, but also the opportunity for change. We also have an up-to-date citizen survey about attitudes and barriers to reducing food waste, to help you understand where you and you can make the biggest impact. If you would like to join us in the fight against food waste, one of the biggest contributors to climate change, get in touch via lfhw@wrap.org.uk.