A cross-industry steering group has published a report that highlights the developments of the Food Waste Recycling Action Plan (FWRAP) in its first year.
Supported by WRAP, the FWRAP steering group has worked to identify blockages to the supply chain that restrains potential collection and recycling of food waste.
FWRAP Steering Group chair Ray Georgeson has said that the two most useful findings have been the Cost Benefit Analysis Tool and the new industry guidance, that helps anaerobic digestion operators handle the challenges of the collection of household waste.
According to the report, 49 local authorities have looked into the practicalities of implementing separate food waste collections, and there is an increased use of the Kerbside Costing Tool.
The report also illustrates other accomplishments made in the first year of FWRAP, including:
A good level of engagement from food waste collectors
Over 100 cross-industry users in the first year
2,500 downloads of targeted resources to make recycling and food waste clearer to households
Practical guidance for decreasing contamination levels.
Focusing on year two of the FWRAP, the Steering Group’s main goal will be to engage with collectors and treatment plant operators to increase the impact of the action plan, and maximise the quantity of post-consumer food waste that is collected and recycled