14th June 2018
New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

New Report Offer “Use-Based” Approach To Plastic Waste

A report launched today (14 June) by the Resourcing the Future conference (RTF) partners (CIWM, ESA, the Resource Association and WRAP) has developed a novel “use-phase” model to categorise plastic products and looks at targeted actions based on the different environmental impacts of each category.  Entitled ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a … Continue reading

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22nd May 2018
Tesco To Remove “Best Before” Dates To Reduce Food Waste

Tesco To Remove “Best Before” Dates To Reduce Food Waste

Tesco has announced that it is to remove the “best before” consumption guidance dates off almost 70 of its fruit and vegetable lines in a move to help reduce food waste. The plan is designed to help prevent perfectly edible … Continue reading

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22nd May 2018
WRAP Restates UK Food Waste Figures In Support Of Global Action

WRAP Restates UK Food Waste Figures In Support Of Global Action

Figures for the levels of UK food waste have been restated by WRAP as part of a drive for greater international consistency in measurement, reporting and action on food waste. WRAP has restated the way UK household food waste is … Continue reading

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15th May 2018
Gove Sent Recommendations On Packaging Reform

Gove Sent Recommendations On Packaging Reform

Environment Secretary Michael Gove has been sent a number of recommendations on reforming the packaging value chain, which are now reportedly set to “inform future policy decision making”. Following a round table discussion convened by the Secretary of State, Michael … Continue reading

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26th April 2018
“World-Leading” UK Plastics Pact To Tackle Plastic Pollution

“World-Leading” UK Plastics Pact To Tackle Plastic Pollution

“Unnecessary” single-use plastic packaging will be a thing of the past as businesses sign up to a world-first pact, which aims to transform the plastic packaging system in the UK and keep plastic in the economy and out of the … Continue reading

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6th April 2018
WRAP Targets Hotel Food Waste In New Report

WRAP Targets Hotel Food Waste In New Report

Prepared on behalf of Champions 12.3, a new report by WRAP finds a compelling business case for action on food waste prevention in hotels. One third of all food produced in the world is never eaten, WRAP says. This has … Continue reading

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27th March 2018
WRAP To Commission Work On “Green” Consumer Choices

WRAP To Commission Work On “Green” Consumer Choices

The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) is commissioning an evidence assessment on how product sustainability influences buying choices. WRAP says one way to help consumers make more informed, sustainable purchasing choices is to provide “factual and trusted” information about … Continue reading

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2nd March 2018
“Better Portion Control” – Cut Food Waste, Save Up To £450,000pa

“Better Portion Control” – Cut Food Waste, Save Up To £450,000pa

Following WRAP’s latest figures on food waste, ReFood’s Philip Simpson has stated that “simple changes, such as better portion control, could save pubs, restaurants, hotels and quick service outlets up to £450,000 per annum”. According to the latest figures from WRAP, food waste costs the … Continue reading

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