Objectives & Targets

Objectives & Targets


The overall aim of the TRiFOCAL London project was to pilot an innovative approach to encourage:

  • The prevention of food waste by changing planning, shopping, storage and meal preparation behaviours
  • The promotion of healthy and sustainable eating by changing purchasing and preparation practices
  • The recycling of unavoidable food waste

Over the lifetime of the project we engaged with:

  • Londoners, including commuters and visitors
  • 101 community groups, offering workshops or one-off training sessions
  • 24 schools in London
  • 50 hospitality and food service businesses in London via the TRiFOCAL business working group
  • 135 food safety professionals
  • 89 large employers


The initiative aimed to use innovative approaches that would lead to:

  • A 20% reduction in the per capita tonnage of avoidable food waste generated by Londoners, from around 63kg per resident to around 49kg per annum
  • £330m savings in annual living costs for Londoners, or £37 (€48) per resident
  • Reductions in global CO2 equivalent emissions of 430,000 tonnes per annum
  • Global water savings of 70 million cubic metres
  • An increase of 5% in the amount of unavoidable food waste recycled by households across London
  • A 20% increase in the number of Londoners aware of key actions they need to take to eat more healthily and sustainably
  • 5 EU replication cities signed up at the start of the project and at least a further 5 signed up during the project duration

Details of the TRiFOCAL project results can be found in the summary report and the end of project press release.

Contact us

If you would like more information on the legacy of TRiFOCAL, please refer to our legacy plan.

Contact: Katharine Fox, Project Manager, WRAP

Email: TRiFOCAL@wrap.org.uk

Telephone: 01295 819900