Research and analysis

From waste to resource productivity: food waste

Report examining why and how we should reduce food waste in the UK.



It explores the benefits and costs of reducing food waste in the UK and how policy-makers could do this.

Officials in the Government Office for Science wrote this paper based on consultation and seminars with:

  • Professor Sir Mark Walport, the former Government Chief Scientific Adviser
  • Professor Ian Boyd, the Chief Scientific Adviser of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)
  • experts from academia, industry, government and non-government organisations

The views expressed in this report do not represent Defra policy.

Read the main report: ‘From waste to resource productivity’.

Published 14 December 2017