UK waste drops, £1.8bn saving for UK

A waste advisory company has reported people in the UK are wasting less, which is saving the economy around £1.8 billion. The Waste & Resource Action Programme (WRAP) said the […]

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By Tom Gibson

A waste advisory company has reported people in the UK are wasting less, which is saving the economy around £1.8 billion.

The Waste & Resource Action Programme (WRAP) said the company helped keep 11 million tonnes of waste out of landfill. They also published research, which showed a sharp fall in household food waste by 13%. However, we still throw away edible food worth £12bn a year in the UK.

Dr Liz Goodwin, Chief Executive at WRAP said: “All the governments of the UK which fund our work have the goal of moving swiftly towards a zero waste society. Their priority is to find ways of tackling waste – including food waste – and keep scarce resources in use for as long as possible. This is where WRAP’s work comes into play.”