Tesco rolls out national scheme to close the plastic loop

The retailer has introduced soft plastic collection points at all its large stores

Welsh town to trial new digital deposit return scheme for plastic bottles

Digital DRS schemes allow local authorities, brands and regulators to monitor recycling rates so they can analyse the habits of households

‘UK households waste 30% more food’ as lockdown eases

People who worked fewer hours or were furloughed during the lockdown and those with children who returned to school post-lockdown generate more food waste, according to a new report

‘UK households waste less food during coronavirus lockdown’

Nearly a third of UK consumers say they are cooking more creatively during the lockdown, while 30% have started saving leftovers, according to a survey

WRAP publishes roadmap to tackle food wastage at UK farms

The group suggests although total food waste has fallen by 7% between 2015 and 2018 to 9.5 million tonnes a year, more needs to be done to tackle the problem

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’