The Roadmap shows how the UK food industry will implement a strategy of Target, Measure, Act to deliver SDG 12.3. It covers all sectors (production, manufacture, retail and hospitality & food service), with ambitious and measurable milestones, supported by resources to enable businesses to take action – in their own operations, with their suppliers and consumers (customers and staff). C2025 is a voluntary agreement between WRAP, national and local governments, food organisations and NGOs aimed at facilitating progress to reduce food waste, and LFHW and its partners provide helpful advice, tools and tips direct to consumers.
The Roadmap and C2025 build on 10 years of WRAP-led interventions to reduce food waste (Courtauld 2 and 3, The Hospitality and Food Service Agreement; LFHW). Between 2007 and 2015, UK food waste (excluding inedible parts) reduced by 19% per capita. The overall reduction in food waste was around a million tonnes, and £3.4 billion less food was wasted from households in 2015 vs 2007 (saving 5.0 Mt of CO2 – equivalent to taking 2.2 million cars off the road). UK redistribution was 51% higher in 2017 vs 2015 (an extra 14,500 tonnes; equivalent to 34 million meals; worth £40 million).