Resources

Report
16 July 2024

A practical guide for businesses to identify opportunities for transitioning to reusable and refillable packaging, reducing environmental impact by moving away from single-use plastics. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Reuse and refill
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
20 May 2024

This report provides estimates of the quantity and types of food and drink waste generated by households Northern Ireland (NI) in 2021/22. The report also looks at the reasons for discarding, the financial cost, and the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions related to wasted food.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
2 April 2024

This publication and accompanying tool support people across the food supply chain, particularly those calculating the water footprint of food and setting science-based targets, to:

  • Better understand and connect food loss and waste reductions with their efforts to reduce systems-wide water use.
  • Calculate and communicate the environmental benefits of FLW reductions.
  • Link those benefits to their science-based water use reduction targets.

 

These resources lay the foundation for guidance to organisations and governments in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who are seeking to measure and tackle the water footprint associated with food imports, food waste and redistributed food.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Water stewardship
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
31 March 2024

The 2024 Textiles Market Situation Report updates on the present state of the UK textiles market.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Kerbside collection
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Re-use
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
27 March 2024

Reaffirming the critical role that the food system must play in reducing GHG emissions both in the UK and overseas.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
26 March 2024

Working at all stages from farm to fork to improve efficiency and productivity, minimise waste, protect natural assets and reduce global warming.​

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
20 March 2024

The Food Tracker survey is a survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on food waste attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest-running series of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 20071. It is designed to inform WRAP’s activities but also to assess any changes in attitudes and behaviours over time. 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
20 March 2024

New insights designed to help the food and drink sector transform the food system by changing the way consumers buy fresh fruit and veg in the UK.  

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
Report
5 February 2024

A new plastic bags and wrapping recycling trial service has been introduced in a select few local areas. A small number of households in selected areas across England will be able to recycle their plastic bags and wrapping from their home.

The trial will be available to a small number of residents at the start, but it will gradually expand to more residents in the selected areas over the next 2-3 years.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
Report
11 January 2024

This status report summarises the proliferation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems for the textiles waste stream. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
14 December 2023

Are people open to the idea of ecolabels?

This report looks at the role that eco-labelling could play in providing citizens with information on the durability, recyclability, and repairability of products, inclusive of home textiles, furniture, and electrical appliances. The research also explores people’s receptivity to using ecolabels, and ultimately, their potential for influencing the products we decide to purchase. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • National government and departments
Report
23 November 2023

This document contains an overview of statistics on food surplus and waste in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments