Resources

Case study
27 March 2023

In May 2022, WRAP published a set of Scope 3 GHG Measurement & Reporting Protocols to act as sector guidance for food and drink businesses, building on the GHG Protocol and other global standards.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
27 March 2023

Following the launch of WRAP’s Scope 3 GHG Measurement and Reporting Protocols for Food and Drink in May 2022, which provides businesses with a consistent methodology to measure and track progress in reducing supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, 17 Courtauld Signatories from across the sector agreed to test the new materials in their business environment as part of a WRAP-led pilot programme.  

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Webinar
23 March 2023

This webinar aims to help LAs get ready to introduce separate food waste collections.

It covers the resources WRAP has available to help LAs assess their options when introducing food waste collections, plan for service changes, how to implement and support communications guidance and assets.

Initiatives:
  • Household food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
22 March 2023

In November 2021, 65 key stakeholders from across all sectors of the UK food industry and water stewardship community came together to support WRAP’s Water Roadmap, embarking on a collective journey to address water risk in our food & drink supply chain.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
15 March 2023
Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
9 March 2023

In this report, we gather evidence on the food waste attitudes, knowledge and behaviour of UK households through a series of citizen surveys carried out during 2022. The publication is part of the largest and longest running series of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2007.  

The latest results cover a period when the UK began to settle into a ‘new normal’ after all Covid-19 restrictions ended in February 2022, followed immediately by an evolving cost-of-living crisis. It was another year of adjustment in the daily routines of many UK citizens, including working patterns, feelings of time pressure and eating habits, which all appear to influence food waste.
 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
1 March 2023

On this page you'll find introductory information about the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Tool
1 March 2023

A ground-breaking, industry wide roadmap and toolkit that:

As of March 2023 the toolkit has been updated. The overall Courtauld Commitment 2030 food waste target remains aligned to SDG 12.3, but the milestones across ‘Target, Measure, Act’ have been adjusted to reflect the progress made to date and what needs to happen to achieve the approaching ambitious target.
  • Target: Emphasising that best practice is to set a target that ‘meets or exceeds’ SDG target 12.3.
  • Measure: Clarifying that ‘measure’ means ‘measure and report to WRAP.’
  • Act: There are now separate milestones for each of the three action areas of operational food waste, collaborative action and citizen food waste so that progress can be tracked, and relevant action taken to accelerate progress further if required.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Report
23 February 2023

New research highlighting opportunities for the Hospitality and Food Service sector to reduce the amount of food left on customers plates, but still offer value for money for diners.

The research, conducted in July 2022, provides new insights into customer behaviours and attitudes to food waste when dining out.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
20 February 2023

Citizen insights on how 'Use By' and 'Best Before' date labels impact decisions to use or dispose of yogurt and milk.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Dairy sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Report
26 January 2023

With government plans to introduce mandatory kerbside collections for films and flexibles by 2027 there is a growing need for a consistent terminology to effectively communicate to citizens. Between March 2020 and October 2022 WRAP undertook three rounds of citizen testing to measure the clarity and effectiveness of a wide range in terminology, with a clear preference presenting itself, as well as key principles for communicating positive recycling behaviour.

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Webinar
20 January 2023

This webinar introduced the new Food Waste Action Week 2023 toolkit and assets. It ran through the assets that are now available to download so that partners can start planning how to support the campaign this year. 

Recycle Now also presented the results and impact of Recycle Week 2022.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Communicating with residents
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities