A total of 95 signatories, including fast food and coffee chains, restaurants, major restaurant companies, hotels, universities and breweries, signed the waste-resources Action Programme (WRAP) commitment, which lasted three years between 2012 and 2015. While the reduction in waste production met the targets set in 2012, the second objective, which was to sustainably manage 70% of food and packaging waste across the signatory spectrum, was not achieved with 56 per cent (one third more than in 2012 out of 42%). The Hospital and Food Services Agreement (HaFSA) was an ambitious three-year voluntary agreement, developed by WRAP with industry for industry and supported by all UK governments. It was launched in 2012 with the aim of reducing falls and increasing recycling rates within the uk sector. More than 230 leading signatories and supporters have expressed support for these targets, which cover about 25% of the UK sector (calculated through the sale of food and beverage products, including wholesale and retail trade). A number of these organizations continue to work with WRAP under the „Courtauld Commitment 2025“ voluntary agreement. What we found was that there was no provision in the agreement that required the supplier to do a good job, manage efficiently, serve good meals, keep food safe or keep the plant clean. There was no „independent contractual clause,“ which meant that the company could be held responsible for everything the contractor did under the contract, including violations of the Health Act, OSHA and labour laws. British nations` public support for the voluntary agreement has also been very diverse, with fourteen British, Scottish and Welsh governments all signing the agreement to encourage their own caterers to reduce waste. WRAP itself was involved in the development of the Food Accounting and Information Standard, a tool to help businesses and governments cope and assess their food waste.
The standard was created by a partnership with the World Resources Institute, where former WRAP CEO Liz Goodwin is now Director of Food Waste and Waste. The agreement called for the creation of a working group on the prevention of food waste, as well as the development and implementation of training in all areas. In addition, a good practice guide has been developed for the sector, while the signatories have also worked to monitor and measure their food waste and to enhance their costs to promote changes in improving operational efficiency. „This new agreement shows that these house names are determined to put an end to this terrible waste of food,“ said Lord Taylor, Defras environment minister. It all started well. The new food service provider has breathed new life into a tired restaurant employee in a company headquarters. They appeared to be on the way to a successful long-term relationship under a „P-L“ contract, the contractor is taking the financial risk. Steve Creed, Director of Business Programs at WRAP, commented on the work on the goal: „While it is disappointing that we have not fully achieved the goal of waste management, major improvements have been made.
It is very impressive to see that food waste recycling is increasing by more than half and that packaging recycling is increasing by almost 70% among signatories. And nearly 100,000 tonnes of food waste and packaging have shifted the waste hierarchy to the recycling hierarchy. Bristol Waste Company has launched a new campaign to encourage Bristol residents to put food waste in their food bins and reduce the amount of food they throw away.