News & Events
TRiFOCAL, the project encouraging sustainable food behaviours in London, has announced its results as the three-year initiative comes to an end. The project helped citizens in six London boroughs reduce the amount of good food thrown away by 9% between spring 2017 and spring 2019.
Delivered by WRAP, the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), and Groundwork London, TRiFOCAL addressed three message areas relating to food: healthy and sustainable eating, food waste recycling, and food waste prevention.
27th January 2020
TRiFOCAL Case Studies and Information Packs Now Available to Download!
TRiFOCAL's case studies and resource packs for schools/education providers and community leaders are now available to view and download from the Resource Bank. The schools pack contains session plans and resources for teachers and workshop leaders and the Community Leader toolkit is packed with resources to encourage healthy and sustainable eating, food waste prevention and food recycling in communities. Further case studies and resources will be uploaded over the coming days.
20th December 2019
TRiFOCAL invited Defra to share campaign activities following their food waste prevention activity week in the workplace. The campaign activities and successes are discussed with key facts and lessons learned. If you would like to read the full case study find out more on the TRiFOCAL Resource Bank.
05th August 2019
WRAP invited hospitality and food service businesses in London to participate in the TRiFOCAL project workshop ‘Step up and stop food waste - It’s happening in your business’ on June 20th.
04th July 2019
TRiFOCAL’s citizen facing campaign, Small Change Big Difference, has been shortlisted in the ‘Integrated Campaign of the Year’ category in the first edition of the Prolific London Awards 2019.
14th May 2019
14th May 2019
3rd May 2019
15th April 2019
Following TRiFOCAL’s call for European cities participation to replicate the “Small Change Big Difference” campaign, we are delighted to announce that two additional cities and a country have now joined the project alongside our eight other replication cities.
27th March 2019
Households spend on average €700 a year on food that is thrown away. Do you love to cook, but hate to waste food? Does meal planning and food shopping give you a headache?
26th November 2018
TRiFOCAL is calling upon cities across the EU to support its campaign ‘Small Change Big Difference’, in a bid to spread the word and raise awareness around food waste prevention, recycling of inedible food and healthy sustainable eatin
19th November 2018
London schools programme aimed at instilling messages about healthy sustainable eating, preventing food waste and recycling unavoidable food waste, has been named one of the world’s ten most inspiring sustainability programmes for young people.
2nd November 2018
TRiFOCAL Wins Award
We are pleased to announce that the TRiFOCAL project has been awarded the 2018 Health & Vitality communication & Engagement Honours. Charlotte Henderson accepted the award alongside our partners the London Waste and Recycling Board.
26th February 2018
This November, a new campaign launches in the capital to help Londoners make a big difference to their health, pockets and the planet by getting savvier with their food. The campaign is all about eating more healthily and sustainably, reducing the food we waste at home and recycling more of the inedible bits.
2nd November 2017
Hospitality and Food Service operators from London came together at Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste this week to hear from top chefs and industry experts about how they can dramatically reduce the amount of food they throw away.
24th October 2017
20th June 2017
TRiFOCAL, the city-wide pilot project aimed at helping Londoners reduce food waste while promoting healthy and sustainable eating and recycling of unavoidable food waste, has named nine pioneering London boroughs that will support the initiative over the next two years
1st May 2017
London project to target food waste prevention and recycling alongside healthy eating
London households throw away an estimated 900,000 tonnes of food each year, of which 540,000 tonnes could have been eaten. Not only is this environmentally damaging but it’s a huge waste of money for consumers, local authorities and businesses.
16th March 2017
TRiFOCAL is a new London-wide behaviour change initiative that could save Londoners £330m, reduce avoidable food waste in the capital and increase awareness of healthy and sustainable eating.
6th September 2016
Small Change Big Difference upcoming London-wide events
Small Change Big Difference will be holding events across London from 14th - 20th October 2019 for a week long celebration of food. Calling all Londoners, we will be sharing tips and tricks to help us all to eat sustainably, reduce our food waste and recycle any food that can’t be eaten.
From the 1st July - 14th October we will also be offering cookery skills workshops across London. Offering tips and tricks on ways to eat sustainably, reduce food waste and recycle any food that can’t be eaten. We will show you how to make meals with leftovers and share some meat free recipes.
Keep up-to-date with events on the Small Change Big Difference website and follow us on social media:
July - October 2019
Step up and stop food waste workshop
WRAP invites hospitality and food service businesses in London to participate in the TRiFOCAL project workshop ‘Step up and stop food waste - It’s happening in your business’
20th June 2019
TRiFOCAL Business Working Group
This event illustrated how organisations can go beyond measuring and monitoring food thrown away to engage with their staff by making the most of new tools and resources.
22nd May 2018
22nd May 2018
The true value of food event
Hospitality and Food Service operators came together at Cyrus Todiwala’s Café Spice Namaste to hear about how they can dramatically reduce the amount of food they throw away.
24th October 2017
Harvest Stomp Festival
The first Harvest Stomp Festival on Sunday 24th September 2017 was a fantastic success with the weather on our side and locals and residents alike joining in the fun.
New for 2017, Groundwork London delivered an interactive food area on behalf of the TRiFOCAL team (WRAP, LWARB and Groundwork London) to tie in with the Small Change Big Difference campaign, aimed at helping Londoners to reduce food waste as well as promoting healthy and sustainable eating and food recycling. Click here to read more.
24th September 2017
TRiFOCAL + Your Business is Food joint event
TRiFOCAL and Your Business is Food (YBIF) held a joint event at City Hall on 19th June 2017. Around 90 people attended including London boroughs, trade associations, banks, retailers, food manufacturers, contract caterers and other partners from across London’s food sector. Peter Maddox chaired the morning session on TRiFOCAL which was used to share progress made over the last few months and present opportunities to support the project. Rich Watts from the Soil Association chaired the afternoon YBIF sessions with 40 HaFS businesses hearing how and why tracking the food they throw away can help to take action to reduce it. Everyone enjoyed the fantastic views from City Hall and the great collaborative discussions.
19th June 2017
1st Business working Group Meeting – London, UK
The first Business working group took place in London in February 2017. Representatives from organisations from various sectors including hospitality, food service, caterers and large employers discussed how they could support the TRiFOCAL project in pioneering and cascading good practice and knowledge across London.
Contact TRiFOCAL@wrap.org.uk for more information.
19th June 2017