The Food Waste Atlas™ is the world’s first freely accessible online tool to bring global food loss and waste data together in one place, enabling the tracking of food loss and waste across food types, sectors, and geography. It supports the delivery of UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3. Atlas contains inventories from countries, cities, companies and other organizations about the amount of food being lost or wasted within their own operations or boundaries.

WRAP

Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Sectors of activity
Environmental Services, Food & Beverage

Type of initiative
Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools, Research, Analysis, Assessment

Start date
25/09/2018

Shared by

Claire Kneller

Head of Food- WRAP Global

WRAP

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Objectives

-To provide one universal space for Food Loss and Waste (FLW) reporting
-To provide a free global repository for FLW data allowing users to search for and submit FLW data.
-To promote a single standard for measuring and reporting on FLW data in line with the Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard
All of these objectives will ultimately help businesses, governments, academia, and individuals to gain better understanding on FLW levels and help them to tackle the problem of food wastage.

Activities

Launched in September 2018 at the UN’s Champions 12.3 meeting in New York. The online tool has been published and there is ongoing promotion and communications encouraging submissions to, and use of the tool.

Impact and Results

To date it has 2,500 users from over 87 countries, and already includes approximately 10,000 data points from over 100 countries. These figures will only rise as awareness of the tool increases.

Next steps and how to get involved

Use the search bar on the website to explore the information available. If you have data to add, contact us using the form on the homepage.