The UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap was launched in September 2018, initially with the support of 70 large UK food Businesses, including all the major UK retailers, brand manufacturers and own label producers. By March this year, the number has supports has increased to 240, of which 84% have implemented a best practice ‘Target, Measure & Act’ (TMA) approach in their UK operations.
WRAP continues to develop new Roadmap resources, to help businesses to measure and report their food surplus and waste consistently, and with confidence. Recent additions to their guidance include how to measure ‘food waste discharged to sewer’ and a toolkit to advise businesses on how to deliver ‘Whole Chain Food Waste Reduction Plan’ projects by adopting a farm to fork approach.
WRAP have also published over 50 food surplus and waste case studies on their website, these can be viewed by clicking on the link here. The UK Food Waste Reduction initiative has so far resulted in a 17% reduction in food waste, which equates to 180kt, with a value of over £300m.
All the FWR Roadmap resources are free to download and use and if your business is interested in signing to the Roadmap, and being publicly recognised on the WRAP website, please contact Ian Bowles at this email firstname.lastname@example.org