Date(s) - 01/03/2021 - 07/03/2021
Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) will for the first time be organising Food Waste Action Week from 1 to 7 March.
In addition, the University of Warwick have organised a programme of events. See https://warwick.ac.uk/about/environment/news/fwaw-2021/events for details.
The week aims to bring together organisations from retailers to local authorities, restaurants to manufacturers, and beyond. WRAP will work with a variety of partners to show that wasted food is an issue that affects everyone – and the planet. Wasted food contributes 8–10% of total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and roughly one third of food produced around the world is wasted.
The climate emergency continues to matter to UK citizens, meaning that partners have a crucial opportunity to support the Food Waste Action Week and appeal to people’s hearts and minds. Reaching citizens of all ages with this message is essential for creating lasting change and reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food waste by 2030.
The Week will also focus on the Hospitality and Food Service sector, looking at what changes they can implement to ensure as little food as possible is thrown away. Building on the success of the 2019 Stand Up For Food month, this will shine a light on how Hospitality and Food Service businesses across the UK can reduce the 1.1 million tonnes of food wasted annually – a lot of which comes from food ordered but not eaten.
WRAP encourages any partners who are interested in taking part in the Food Waste Action Week to get in touch to discuss the plans for this ground-breaking, cross-industry event. Food is a precious resource; working together, we can prevent it being needlessly wasted and protect the planet.