The Hospitality and Food Service Agreement


The Hospitality and Food Service Agreement was a voluntary agreement to support the sector in reducing waste and recycling more. Research by WRAP indicates that more than 1.3 billion meals are wasted annually in UK’s hospitality and food service sector.

The Agreement closed in December 2015. WRAP is continuing to work with the sector through the Courtauld Commitment 2025.

WRAP worked closely with interested and relevant organisations and individuals to determine the targets for the Agreement. The targets were owned by WRAP and collectively delivered by signatories. WRAP delivered this Agreement across the UK through its national programmes.

 The targets

  • Prevention target: Reduce food and associated packaging waste arising by 5% by the end of 2015. This will be against a 2012 baseline and be measured by CO2e emissions.
  • Waste management target: Increase the overall rate of food and packaging waste being recycled, sent to anaerobic digestion (AD) or composted to at least 70% by the end of 2015.

The Agreement closed in December 2015. WRAP is continuing to work with the sector through the Courtauld Commitment 2025.