WRAP consultation begins on GHG Measurement and Reporting Protocols for Food and Drink

WRAP recently announces a consultation on proposed changes and improvements to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Measurement and Reporting Protocols for Food and Drink. Why: Since the original protocols were launched in May 2022, new guidance from the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Science Based Targets initiative and WRAP, has impacted how emissions should be measured. WRAP and partners have, therefore, completed an audit of all guidance, sought feedback from industry and representatives (such as the Food Data Transparency Partnership and member bodies) and now need to work with industry to update the Protocols.…

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WRAP announces Food Waste Action Week 2024

WRAP’s food waste prevention brand, Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) announces fourth annual Food Waste Action Week (FWAW) – the UK’s largest food waste behaviour change campaign aiming to cut household food waste, reduce shopping bills and save the planet. Food Waste Action Week will run from Monday 4th – Sunday 10th March 2024. Objectives of Food Waste Action Week: The fourth annual FWAW will build on the success of this year’s campaign which involved 162 organisations in 12 countries. Focusing on the theme of  ‘Choose What You’ll Use,’ the 2024 campaign will…

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NHS Trusts could access vital cash injection recycling walking aides.

WRAP is calling on the nation to help NHS Trusts by returning any unwanted or faulty walking aids for reuse or recycling. The drive is estimated to save an average Trust around £46,000 per year and help reduce waste and carbon linked to a key NHS service. Many people need walking aides for a relatively short period of time following an accident or period of ill health or may have equipment that a loved one no longer needs. By ensuring that these items are returned and repurposed the cost savings…

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Urgent action needed at scale to tackle food waste in our homes

Climate action NGO, WRAP, recently published updated figures for UK food waste, food-related GHG emissions, and water use linked to food production.  Food waste figures show that, whilst lower than when records began in 2007, the amount of food thrown away in our homes rose in the period 2018 – 2021 and remains by far the largest source of food waste of the UK’s 10.7Mt total. To assess trends in household food waste over time, WRAP focused on food waste collected by local authorities only to allow robust comparisons*. For…

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UK Plastics Pact latest report

UK Plastics Pact latest report demonstrates how important public/private partnerships are in delivering fast impact ahead of Global Plastic Treaty negotiations. Public/private partnership models, like The UK Plastics Pact, must be in the DNA of the Global Plastics Treaty, alongside binding regulatory measures, if it is to achieve its enormous task, says WRAP. 99% of problematic single-use plastic items eliminated in UK – household plastic packaging slashed by same weight as 440 male blue whales. 71% of plastic packaging is now recyclable as UK routinely designs-out hard-to-recycle plastics like black…

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