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Big names sign up to WRAP responsibility deals

Big names in the grocery and construction industries have signed up to two of WRAP’s responsibility deals – the Courtauld Commitment and Halving Waste to Landfill.

Associated British Foods, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Kraft Foods, Premier Foods and Proctor & Gamble have signed up to reduce food waste and packaging in the second phase of the Courtauld Commitment.

Meanwhile, Barratt Developments and Hanson UK have committed to halving the amount of construction waste generated and sent to landfill.

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin said:  “These responsibility deals bring about changes which deliver both commercial and environment benefits.

“Responsibility deals stimulate businesses to come up with their own ways to solve problems, giving them far greater flexibility and avoiding potentially onerous regulations.”

The new signatories brings the total number of companies under the Courtauld Commitment to 48. The Halving Waste to Landfill scheme has attracted 540 companies since it began three years ago.

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