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    Zero waste – the new retailing mantra? Subscription

    Features28 April, 2010

    Big name retailers are pledging to run ‘zero waste’ businesses. Matthew Prosser looks at the fundamental changes needed to achieve this

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    WRAP's funding from Defra slashed by 40%Subscription

    News27 June, 2013

    ‘Tackling food waste’ top priority for WRAP as its Defra funding is significantly cut

  • WRAP: retailers exceed carrier bag targetSubscription

    News26 February, 2009

    Retailers and consumers have shown they are reducing their reliance on carrier bags taken at the till according to new figures.The Waste & Resources Action Programme said retailers have exceeded the voluntary target to reduce the environmental impact of carrier bags by 25% by the end of 2008. This is measured by the reduction in the amount of carrier bags issued and the amount of virgin plastic used.According to WRAP, since 2006 retailers have delivered a 40% reduction ...

  • WRAP: Retail trials could signal a 'Re-usables Revolution'Subscription

    News13 July, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme is leading a series of retail industry trials to explore the benefits of re-useable and refillable packaging systems to help retailers reduce packaging. A number of projects are being undertaken in collaboration with major retailers, including

  • WRAP urges the retail industry to help with its waste research Subscription

    News30 April, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has invited the retail industry to take part in a research project to find out how much waste it generates.The project, which is aimed at grocery and home improvement retailers and their suppliers, will assess packaging, product and food waste generated throughout the supply chain from manufacture through distribution to back of store. The data could help businesses identify opportunities to make cost and environmental ...

  • WRAP to introduce controversial carbon target in new Courtauld Commitment - UPDATESubscription

    News1 March, 2010

    A new Courtauld Commitment is set to be launched by the Waste & Resources Action Programme this week that will introduce new carbon targets for signed-up retailers, food manufacturers and packaging manufacturers. WRAP is to set a 10% carbon reduction target for signatories to meet, but this will be an overall target rather than a target for each individual signatory. The carbon ...

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    WRAP targets electrical products sustainabilitySubscription

    News10 July, 2014

    eSAP scheme seeking industry input

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    WRAP system could boost recycling of food packagingSubscription

    News22 July, 2013

    EXCLUSIVE: Body completes technical tests of plastics sorting method

  • WRAP study creates opportunities for food grade packagingSubscription

    News20 April, 2009

    The Waste & Resources Action Programme has funded a study that will aim to help retailers and brands use recycled polypropylene plastic in food packaging.Polypropylene is regularly recycled into industry plastic applications, such as buckets and pallets, but not into food grade packaging.WRAP has commissioned plastic recycling firm Axion Consulting, in partnership with waste management ...

  • WRAP proposes variable VAT to boost recycled materials marketsSubscription

    News16 January, 2008

    A potentially controversial Value Added Tax (VAT) scheme was put forward by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) at a recent House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee on waste reduction. In its written evidence to encourage markets for recycled materials WRAP suggested a variable rate VAT, which could be lowered for more sustainable products. But there was concern from committee members that such a system would be complicated to administer and would require definitions ...

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