31st July 2018
WRAP Publishes Plastic Packaging Factsheet

WRAP Publishes Plastic Packaging Factsheet

WRAP has published a factsheet on plastic packaging, which is aimed to support “informed choices” around plastic packaging. The document is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the complexities around different types of plastic packaging, according to WRAP. It’s been … Continue reading

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16th July 2018
Food Waste Report: Surplus Food Redistribution Increased 50% In 2 Years

Food Waste Report: Surplus Food Redistribution Increased 50% In 2 Years

A new food waste report by WRAP shows that surplus food redistribution from retailers, manufacturers and hospitality and food services businesses increased by 50% in just two years. The report is published as eight charities and not-for-profit groups are set … Continue reading

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9th July 2018
WRAP Publishes Updated Gate Fees Report

WRAP Publishes Updated Gate Fees Report

WRAP has published the latest gate fees report, which compares the costs of alternative waste treatment options. Now in its eleventh year, the survey covers gate fees charged to local authorities in the UK for a range of municipal waste recycling, … Continue reading

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4th July 2018
WRAP To Update Household Food Waste Arising Estimates

WRAP To Update Household Food Waste Arising Estimates

WRAP is producing updated estimates of the total food waste arising from the UK households and collected by local authorities. Previous estimates have been made for 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015, but as consumer habits and collection systems change, … Continue reading

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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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