12th February 2018
Cross-Sector Actions To Reduce Environmental Damage Caused By Plastic

Cross-Sector Actions To Reduce Environmental Damage Caused By Plastic

Four cross-sector actions have been set out by WRAP and INCPEN to help reduce the environmental damage caused by the way we use and dispose of plastic. In December 2017, Secretary of State for the Environment Michael Gove asked WRAP … Continue reading

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9th February 2018
Latest MF Data: Q3 2017 Shows Output Decrease

Latest MF Data: Q3 2017 Shows Output Decrease

The average percentage (by weight) of target material received by responding MFs in Q3 2017 was 85.5% for England and 87.8 % for Wales. The figure for England is the same as the last quarter, and there has been a … Continue reading

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1st February 2018
£500,000 Fund Opens To Boost Surplus Food Redistribution In England

£500,000 Fund Opens To Boost Surplus Food Redistribution In England

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey outlined the criteria of the Food Waste Reduction Fund at today’s Courtauld Commitment 2025 Signatory Summit, held in London yesterday (31 January). Expressions of Interest are now welcome to the £500,000 fund provided by Defra, and administered by sustainability experts … Continue reading

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25th January 2018
Collaboration Is Key

Collaboration Is Key

Collaboration is the key to a circular plastics economy, says the head of WRAP Cymru, Carl Nichols, speaking ahead of his appearance at the upcoming CIWM Resource Conference Cymru 2018   We’re still a week away from February, yet it … Continue reading

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17th January 2018
WRAP Announces Staff Cuts Amid Funding Drop

WRAP Announces Staff Cuts Amid Funding Drop

The Waste and Resources Action Plan (WRAP) has announced it is to make 25 members of staff redundant in an effort to “cut fixed costs” to offset its drop-in income. Successive cuts in government funding, along with challenges in diversifying … Continue reading

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21st December 2017
£500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund To Help Charities Feed People

£500,000 Food Waste Reduction Fund To Help Charities Feed People

A new £500,000 fund for charities is being launched today (21 December) to support the redistribution of quality surplus food to people in need, throughout England. Latest evidence shows that 47,000 tonnes of surplus food were re-distributed in 2015. WRAP … Continue reading

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13th October 2017
WRAP Consults On National Colour Scheme For Bins

WRAP Consults On National Colour Scheme For Bins

WRAP is consulting stakeholders on the advantages and/or disadvantages of adopting a national colour scheme for household waste and recycling containers. The consultation is part of WRAP’s work under the Framework for Greater Consistency in Recycling in England. The consistency … Continue reading

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14th July 2017
WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP Report Shows Dropping Gate Fees

WRAP’s annual Gate Fees Report has found a number of changes since last year, most notable a drop in Material Recovery Facilities (MRF), Anaerobic Digestion (AD), and Energy from Waste (EfW) gate fees, whilst landfill gate fees have increased. In-vessel … Continue reading

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