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Join our week of awareness and action to end food waste

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.

It's why WRAP & Love Food Hate Waste dedicate a week of action to raising awareness of the environmental consequences of wasting food, and promoting activities that help reduce the amount of food wasted.

Food Waste Action Week 2022

After an incredible response to the first ever UK Food Waste Action Week in 2021, plans are already taking shape for Food Waste Action Week 2022 (7-13 March). Our ambition is that Food Waste Action Week goes global in 2022. If your organisation is interested in taking part or would like to make a donation, please contact the Food Waste Action Week team at lfhw@wrap.org.uk 

Celebrating the success of Food Waste Action Week 2021

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

We are thrilled to announce that it has been shortlisted in the Charity/NGO – Best Environmental Cause Campaign category in this year's Purpose Awards, run jointly by Campaign, PR Week, and Third Sector.  We look forward to attending the (virtual) ceremony in June.

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.

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

With support from celebrity cook, TV presenter and author Nadiya Hussain, the campaign generated nearly 120 pieces of content, created and shared by an army of social media influencers speaking to an online audience of more than two million people.

We now need to redouble our efforts to encourage people to take action and to help fight climate change.

- Ben Elliot, Defra Food Waste Champion 

Partners & Supporters

Our thanks go to everyone who took part in and took action for Food Waste Action Week in 2021, demonstrating that the climate emergency does matter to UK citizens. Our partners played a particularly crucial role in amplifying that key message, working with colleagues and customers to share knowledge, inspire changes in the way we think about food waste, and challenge one another to waste as little food as possible.

Wasting food is an issue that impacts us all, and we are all part of the problem. Our hope with this Week was to empower more people to be part of the solution.

- Sarah Clayton - Head of Citizen Behaviour Change, WRAP

WRAP is proud to have collaborated with some of the UK's leading businesses and organisations to deliver Food Waste Action Week 2021. Our collective goal; creating lasting change that delivers against the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030.

2021 Strategic Partners

2021 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 City 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
  • Chilled Food Association 
  • Veolia