Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change – Food Waste Action Week to break the cycle

WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity, today announces names of the first strategic partner organisations committed to the inaugural Food Waste Action Week. Food Waste Action Week will take place between Monday 1st to Sunday 7th March, with activities happening across the whole of the UK. The Week will link organisations across the food supply chain and beyond to stop food going to waste and curb the contribution it makes towards climate change. All are united in the simple message to their staff, customers and clients – “Wasting Food Feeds Climate Change”. …

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UK Plastics Pact cuts unnecessary plastic by 40% and increases plastic recycling by 107,000 tonnes

WRAP has published its second annual report for The UK Plastics Pact showing that members have made some good progress against targets, including a reduction in the amount of plastic packaging being used, and good progress in plastic recycling at home. But warns the charity’s Chief Executive Marcus Gover, there are significant challenges ahead which need urgent attention to keep the UK on course. Marcus Gover, “It’s great to see UK Plastics Pact members cutting unnecessary plastic packaging by 40% and increasing recycling to 50% in just one year.  This…

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More than half UK public worry about the environmental cost of their clothes

Research by WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity, found that more than half of people now view the environmental impact of clothing as severe, with two in three (63%) saying clothes made to look good and last longer are now factors in the brands and clothing they choose. WRAP warns major clothing retailers and brands that they must clearly demonstrate their commitment to making sustainable longer-lasting clothes, or risk losing sales.  The findings build on earlier WRAP research which found that the public wants inventive new retail options that prolong…

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WRAP statement on PAS 9017 Plastics. Biodegradation of polyolefins in an open-air terrestrial environment

WRAP believes that Publicly Available Specifications (PAS) are helpful to industry by defining categories of products and helping to drive quality and support innovation. With any PAS it is important to understand its parameters.    WRAP was represented on the steering group for the development of PAS9017 ‘Biodegradation of polyolefins in an open-air terrestrial environment’ and the chance to make representations about issues it could foresee relating to the PAS.  WRAP is awaiting some further information with regards to these representations and at this time should clarify that WRAP being…

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Recycling and using up food are as much a part of our Christmas routine as falling asleep in front of James Bond

Analysis by WRAP of its Recycle Now and Love Food Hate Waste websites over Christmas 2019 reveal that the UK’s commitment to recycling and preventing food being wasted intensifies during the festive season. Many households even log-on during the big day to find out how to recycle a variety of common Christmas items, or for an inspiring tasty recipe to prevent leftover Christmas foods going to waste. Visits to Recycle Now between Christmas Day and New Year 2019 show a busy week for the UK as we began the Great…

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