Resources

Guide
13 May 2021

A voluntary agreement is a proven method for tackling food waste, focusing on prevention rather than diversion.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
Guide
13 May 2021

The ambition of The UK Plastics Pact is for supermarkets to provide widespread collection points for plastic bags and wrapping in advance of kerbside collections, and collect 10% of material that is placed onto the market by the end of 2022. Consistency in these collection points will be important to avoid confusion for citizens and maximise the amount collected. This guide will help retailers simplify recycling for you and your customers. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
10 May 2021

Textiles 2030 is the trailblazing initiative for fashion and textiles companies in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Guide
25 April 2021

Textiles 2030 will transform the way that the UK supplies, uses and disposes of clothing and textiles.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
22 April 2021

Under the Food Loss and Waste Standard and the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap Roadmap guidelines biomaterial processing is NOT classified as a food waste destination. To help businesses assess if any of your material qualifies, new guidelines and a supporting assessment tool have been developed.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
14 April 2021

Awarded projects

These grants will support projects that demonstrate new and proven citizen interventions that will encourage and influence citizens to reduce food waste. The aim of this grant is to support new, behaviour change interventions that encourage citizens to waste less food.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Funding
  • Household food waste
Guide
13 April 2021

Everything you need to know about getting started in sustainable fashion and textiles - from regulation and measurement, to tried and tested strategies for cutting carbon. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
16 February 2021

Textiles take-back schemes, where customers donate unwanted clothing to retailers to be re-used or recycled, are a key part of developing a more circular fashion industry.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
4 February 2021

An introductory webinar on how textiles and fashion businesses can reduce the environmental footprint of the products they sell. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
11 December 2020

Research from WRAP in 2009 found UK hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants disposed of 600,000 tonnes of food waste.

  • Some of this is made up of things like peelings, cores and bones, but the majority is (or once was) perfectly good food. 
  • Little by little all this waste adds up.
  • WRAP research indicates that by not throwing away good food (and diverting food waste  such as peelings, bones etc. to anaerobic digestion) pubs restaurants and hotels in the UK could save more than£720 million a year.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
11 December 2020

This document has been produced by WRAP to demonstrate how the Food Waste Prevention – a guide to help you & your business challenge existing product life & ‘open’ life (the guide) can be used. This worked example is theoretical and has been based on a raw meat product.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This guidance has been produced by WRAP to help businesses to reduce food waste by giving consumers more ‘available’ life on the products they buy, with a focus on improved performance in the supply chain and no change to the product or packaging. It is aimed at employees working in the food manufacturing and retail industry whose roles can have a direct influence on the supply of their products to consumers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands