Textiles 2030 wins gold for Best Environmental or Sustainable Programme

Launched in April of this year, Textiles 2030: UK Sustainable Textiles Action Plan has been named the Best Environmental or Sustainable Programme by Corporate Engagement Awards 2021 which recognises innovative partnerships and collaborations. The most ambitious ten-year programme for clothing and textiles in the world, Textiles 2030 was developed and is managed by WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity. It is part of the Textiles Action Network and over the next decade, the voluntary agreement will halve the carbon impact of UK clothing and home fabrics through practical interventions along…

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New ‘Water Roadmap’ targets water security for the food and drink sector

With COP26 highlighting the urgent need to act on water security and biodiversity, and UN predictions of a 40% global shortfall in water by 2030, WRAP is calling on all UK food & drink organisations to support the new Water Roadmap and adopt the actions it outlines. WRAP, in partnership with WWF, The Rivers Trust and many other supporting organisations, today launches the Roadmap towards Water Security for the Food & Drink Supply (the ‘Water Roadmap’) to protect vital water resources for the benefit of nature, local communities and the…

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WRAP and Innovate UK launch £1.7 million grant to cut plastic pollution

Sustainability charity WRAP and Innovate UK have launched a major new UK fund to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Projects competition is a £1.7 million fund designed to address the problem of plastics pollution in these key nations. Applicants can apply for funding ranging from £50,000 to £250,000 that demonstrate solutions that respond to specific targets under the plastics pacts of each nation, and that will ultimately help reduce plastic pollution in: Asia Africa Latin…

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WRAP shows how to have a sustainable Christmas and help combat climate change

In a year in which the need to tackle climate change was headline news around the world, global NGO WRAP provides some handy tips on how we can still enjoy Christmas at the same time as giving a gift to the planet. We all have the power to be proactive in the climate change fight and simple actions in our daily lives can and will make a huge difference. Nearly half of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the way we consume; so by making small changes this Christmas…

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£1.7 million grant to cut plastic pollution in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa

Last month sustainability charity WRAP and UKRI launch a major new UK fund to support projects to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition is a £1.7 million fund designed to address the problem of plastics pollution in these key nations. Applicants can apply for funding ranging from £50,000 up to £250,000 that demonstrate solutions which respond to specific targets under the Plastics Pacts of each nation, and which will ultimately help reduce plastic pollution…

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