‘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’

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 […]