Sainsbury’s pledges its support to an ambitious new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed by IGD and Wrap.

Sainsbury’s has used its website to pledge its support an ambitious new Food Waste Reduction Roadmap developed by IGD and Wrap. They made the pledge on their website and it is repeated below: Tackling food waste has been a key area of focus for Sainsbury’s for a number of years and as a business we are taking innovative steps across our entire value chain. By working closely with our farmers and growers, we are able to ensure what they grow matches the quantities our customers will buy. Crucially, we also…

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UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition

A new £1.4 million flagship projects competition was launched at the inaugural annual meeting for members of The UK Plastics Pact, held in London on Thursday, 11 October. The competition, which is managed by WRAP working in partnership with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), was one of several special announcements made at the Summit. This competition forms part of the £20 million Plastic Research and Innovation fund (PRIF) which was announced by the Chancellor during the Autumn Statement in 2017. It will engage Britain’s best scientists and innovators to help…

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UK Plastics Pact launched by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and WRAP

With the support of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, WRAP has launched The UK Plastics Pact. This unique platform brings together businesses, governments, innovators, NGOs, and citizens on a national level to rally behind ambitious targets and build a plastics system that works.  The current plastics crisis is a global problem that affects us all. This is why a global solution is needed, with unprecedented collaboration and innovation. To help drive the momentum towards that solution, WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme), together with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is launching The UK Plastics Pact, supported…

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Aldi Commits To Being Founding Member Of Wrap’s New Plastics Initiative

Aldi has pledged its support for WRAP’s new cross-sector initiative to transform the UK plastics system and tackle plastic pollution. The initiative aligns with Aldi’s own packaging reduction strategy, with Aldi also announcing it will ensure that all packaging on its own-label products will be recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2022. To achieve this goal, Aldi has announced that it plans to scrap 5p carrier bags as part of its work to cut the amount of packaging and plastics used by both its business and its customers. The supermarket will…

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Ogilvy Change Launches New Recycle for London Campaign

Recycle for London has launched a new campaign, called ‘One bin is rubbish – sort it out’, to help Londoners tackle the lack of bins or containers to put their recycling in at home. The campaign highlights new research* that shows almost a third (31%) would be embarrassed for others to see how messy their bin area is, with a further 32% admitting that the ugliest part of their home is where they keep their bin. The survey, conducted with 2,000 London residents, highlighted a lack of space in homes…

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