National Household Food Waste Arisings Estimates
I have played a key role in producing national household food waste arisings estimates for the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP’s) flagship Household Food and Drink Waste in the UK project. This programme of work encompassed eight separate projects, the most significant being the Data Synthesis reports supporting arisings estimates for 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018. The most recent estimates demonstrate the first statistically significant reduction in national household food waste arisings in a decade.
This was a continuation of work I carried out with WRAP in 2011, producing estimates to assist WRAP in monitoring progress against food waste reduction targets in WRAP’s 2008-11 business plan. I also produced national household waste and recycling estimates for textiles and plastics for WRAP, as part of the same programme of work.