WRAP chosen as European Plastics Pact Secretariat

WRAP has been selected to be the Secretariat of the recently launched European Plastics Pact, the first regional pact to join the growing global Plastics Pact network. Launched in March in Brussels, this Pact brings together governments and businesses within the European Economic Area (EEA) to work towards a common vision for a circular economy for plastic, in which it never becomes waste or pollution. The announcement was made by the European Plastics Pact’s founding nations – The Netherlands, Denmark, and France, in recognition of WRAP’s experience in managing the…

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WRAP receives major funding boost to accelerate action on global food loss and waste

WRAP’s new and ambitious ‘FLAWLESS’ food waste reduction partnership project has been awarded US $826,000/c.£677,000 in scale-up funding by the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 (P4G) initiative. FLAWLESS (Halving Food Loss and Waste by Leveraging Economic Systems) is a global coalition of partners that will accelerate action on food loss and waste. This will be achieved firstly by mobilising the financial sector to factor in both financial and environmental performance in their lending. This could include, for example, investments that enable the food sector to acquire…

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Love Food Hate Waste inspires 1 in 3 people nationwide to act on food waste

Recognition for the Love Food Hate Waste campaign has doubled over the last 18 months. According to WRAP’s latest citizen survey, (tracking behaviours and attitudes related to wasted food), 1 in 3 people (31%) now recognise the Love Food Hate Waste logo, compared to roughly 1 in 5 (15%) in November 2018. Furthermore, those people are far more likely to adopt good food management behaviours having heard or seen Love Food Hate Waste messages. This progress is a result of insight-led campaigns targeting specific behaviours that cause food waste. It…

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More than £4m awarded to redistribution organisations in England

The first wave of funding under the COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant is announced today, as WRAP confirms details of 89 not-for-profit organisations across England receiving much needed assistance.  The COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant was launched in early April in response to the immediate challenges faced by food redistributors as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. It opened with an initial fund of £3.25 million, and was expanded with an additional £1.6 million from the Government in May; taking the total to nearly £5 million.  The grants were designed…

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Best Before dates shouldn’t be a barrier to redistribution

WRAP publishes new guidance underlining the fact that food past its Best Before date remains safe, and perfectly good to eat for days, weeks, months or even years after the date – depending on the type of food and if it has been stored correctly. The guidance aims to increase the amount of food made available by businesses for redistribution by ensuring that all food items, including any approaching or past the Best Before date, are considered for redistribution – and that current policies that might not allow this are…

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