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New WRAP business plan focuses on waste prevention

WRAP has unveiled plans to save the economy £2bn while preventing 3m tonnes of waste and saving 7m tonnes of C02.

Liz Goodwin (pictured), WRAP’s chief executive unveiled its four year business plan this afternoon. Speaking at the CIWM Conference in London she said WRAP would now turn its attention to preventing waste, particularly food waste, as well as continuing focus on recycling, repair and re-use.

WRAP will identify sectors that need support and share advice about tested solutions to improve resource efficiency. Such areas include the hospitality sector and encouraging more re-use of textiles as well as construction and refurbishment.

A greater emphasis would also be placed on supporting communities, businesses and individuals who wanted to make changes, by providing practical advice. More would be done, for example, to support SMEs.

Goodwin added that WRAP would continue to support the development of anaerobic digestion plants.

She said: “Each of the four UK Governments recognises that resource efficiency is central to their environmental objectives which can boost the economy and are funding WRAP to help deliver that. 

“They naturally each have their distinctive national priorities differently but they trust our expertise and ability to bring people together towards a common cause and that’s what underpins our Business Plan.

“Our focus will be on minimising resource use and diverting waste from landfill.  The targets we’ve set ourselves are stretching but we have a track record of delivering the goals set in previous plans so these are achievable, particularly if we all work together.” 

The business plan can be found here.

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