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 […]

Nando’s and Boots among firms pledging to cut waste

Nando’s, Boots UK and Iceland Foods are among 30 new firms that have joined an initiative to reduce waste. According to WRAP, the companies that are part of the Courtauld Commitment 2025 represent 95% of the country’s food retail market. They have committed to reduce food and drink waste as well greenhouse gas intensity by 20% […]

New food waste initiative to save Londoners £330m

An initiative which could help Londoners save £330 million a year by reducing food waste has been launched. The ‘Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life’ (TRiFOCAL) project aims to reduce avoidable food waste and increase awareness of more healthy and sustainable eating. The initiative is led by Resource London, a partnership between WRAP and the London […]

Unilever unveils five step plan to tackle food waste

Unilever has launched a plan to cut food waste in the UK. The firm is working alongside charity Hubbub and WRAP to design a ‘Joint Ambition for Zero Food Waste’ programme. It has been developed following a consultation with 240 organisations and builds on public polling conducted with more than 2,000 households. According to the […]