WRAP’s £1 million funding strengthens FareShare across 16 regions

WRAP, a leading environmental charity, has played a key part in helping FareShare double the amount of food delivered during the pandemic. The total funding of more than £1,000,000, provided through the Resource Action Fund and Covid-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant, has supported FareShare in 16 regions across England. These grants ensured vulnerable people had access to much-needed meals at a time of urgent need. “WRAP has been incredible. In the past year, the support has had a direct impact on our capacity to source, store and deliver food. Their…

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WRAP’s first Food Waste Action Week alerts UK citizens to the link between wasting food and climate change

Not wasting food was high in the public mind during the inaugural Food Waste Action Week 2021. Partnering with celebrity cook, TV presenter and author Nadiya Hussain, Food Waste Action Week tackled food waste to help save the planet. Spreading the message that ‘Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change,’ the Week set the British public a #FoodWasteActionChallenge to help reduce their household food waste. One in three UK adults heard or saw messaging about food waste during this first annual week of action, delivered by Love Food Hate Waste @lfhw_uk. More…

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Collections of plastic bags and wrapping to go nationwide, via a supermarket near you

By the end of the year, a much larger proportion of the population will be able to take all types of plastic bags and wrapping into their local supermarkets to be collected for sorting and recycling, including items like salad bags, crisp packets, biscuit wrappers, bread bags and frozen food bags. Currently, while many supermarkets provide front of store recycling points for carrier bags and other bags made of the same plastic (polythene), there is confusion among citizens about whether flexible plastic packaging can be recycled, and what their options…

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Changing clothes to reduce climate change – Textiles 2030

Textiles 2030: UK Sustainable Textiles Action Plan, the most ambitious ten-year programme for clothing and textiles in the world, officially launched on Monday 26th April. WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity, is behind this vital new agreement for the textiles industry. Over the next decade, the voluntary agreement will slash the environmental impact of UK clothing and home fabrics through practical interventions along the entire textiles chain. Textiles 2030 has secured commitment from more than 18 major brands and retailers, 26 re-use/recycling organisations and 21 affiliates. This means that the agreement is…

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WRAP guide offers pattern for increasing clothing recycling

In-store take back schemes are expected to undergo a renaissance post-lockdown, as environmental charity WRAP publishes new best-practice guidance to delivering effective retailer-led collection schemes for post-consumer clothes. Many consumers are unaware of take back schemes, with current data showing that only 2% of people choose this route to donate their unwanted clothing compared to more established methods.  During lockdown, many people will be storing their items at home until restrictions are lifted, when many charity shops will see an influx of donations (Citizen Insights: Textiles and COVID-19 Survey). This…

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