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Funding for waste prevention schemes

Ten waste prevention projects are being backed by the Innovation in Waste Prevention (IWP) Fund.

The schemes include the Restart Project in London, above, which is looking to develop an app for measuring the success of electrical repair workshops, a ‘scrap store’ in Devon, and pop up shops in Surrey that offer repair skills for household objects and electrical products.

Managed by WRAP, this is the first of three phases of the IWP Fund, providing £800,000 over two years.

Resource minister Dan Rogerson said that preventing waste made good business sense as well as having environmental benefit.

“We had an incredible response to the first round of the IWP Fund and the successful projects will take a range of exciting repair and renew projects to communities in England. I am incredibly excited to see what comes out of phase two of this project, as we call for even more innovative ideas”.

Marcus Gover, director at WRAP, said: “It’s clear to see from all the round one applications that there is a real appetite for communities to work together to prevent waste, which is hugely encouraging. This kind of collaboration and innovation is what’s needed if we’re to deliver growth and move towards the circular economy.”

The IWP Fund is part of the Waste Prevention Programme.

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