India becomes first Asian country to launch Plastics Pact

A total of 27 businesses and supporting organisations have signed up as founding members of the India Plastics Pact, with support from the UK

Food and drink industry commits to halving food waste and emissions by 2030

The charity behind the commitment claims the agreement will save 2.6m tonnes of food waste between 2025 and 2030 – the equivalent of 6.2bn meals

UK businesses ‘increased plastic recycling by 107,000 tonnes in 2019’

The amount of plastic packaging which was recycled increased from 44% in 2018 to 50% in 2019, according to a new WRAP report

Food Waste Reduction Roadmap secures 185 signatories in first year

The scheme aims to see the volume of food wasted across the country halved by 2030 and was launched last year by WRAP and IGD

Food worth £1.2bn goes to waste before hitting supermarket shelves

New research from WRAP reveals around 3.6m tonnes of food surplus and waste occurs annually in farms and in food supply chains

WRAP launches £1m grant to wrap up England’s business waste

The funding is available to organisations that collect rubbish generated by sectors such as hospitality and food service, education, health, transport, retail, wholesale and offices

UK clothing goes green with a wardrobe full of emissions savings

WRAP says its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 has helped generate an 11.9% reduction in the carbon footprint per tonne of garments

Roadmap to help UK businesses deliver ambitious plastics pact

It aims to enable the move of plastics from being a single-use disposable material to a ‘valued resource’

Poor food labelling ‘has passed its sell-by date’

A sustainability charity has published new food-labelling guidance to help producers and supermarkets reduce waste. WRAP says insufficient and inaccurate descriptions on packaging are to blame for two million tonnes of food thrown away in the UK each year. It suggests only applying ‘Use By’ dates in cases when safety requires it and says using […]

Green clothing comes into style

Members of a sustainable clothing group have outperformed the rest of the industry in cutting carbon, water and waste. That’s according to a new report from WRAP, which suggests signatories to the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) have helped slash the environmental impact of the UK clothing sector. The not-for-profit sustainability organisation’s programme, which aims […]