Figures for the levels of UK food waste have been restated by WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability body, as part of a drive for greater international consistency in measurement, reporting and action on food waste.

WRAP has restated the way UK household food waste is defined and described, to conform to the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLWS). That is the international standard and measure which WRAP helped develop with partners including the World Resources Institute, The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Consumer Goods Forum and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

The UK is a global leader in measuring food waste and supporting international food waste prevention projects. The move by WRAP will allow for easier like-for-like comparisons to be made between nations, as more comparable data becomes available from different countries through the FLWS.