Press releases

Press release 11 April 2024

In a significant move to tackle the impact that businesses and people have on the environment through unsustainable production, consumption and waste, climate action NGO WRAP has opened a key office in Washinton DC. The new office, led by Executive Director Leah Karrer, will coordinate action on food waste, plastic pollution, and textile waste right across South, Central and North America – from the foot of Chile to the top of Canada.

Press release 20 March 2024
  • Eye-tracking software monitors shopping habits as Food Waste Action Week trial spells out the benefits of buying loose.
  • If all apples, potatoes, and bananas were sold loose in the UK it could prevent 60,000t of food waste, cut plastic packaging by 8,800t and save more than 80,000t CO2e each year.
Press release 20 March 2024

Marking the midway point in Food Waste Action Week, new Love Food Hate Waste report shows shoppers would like more opportunities to buy unpackaged fruit and veg.

Press release 18 March 2024

With food waste costing £1,000 for an average household of four every year1, Love Food Hate Waste releases parody video with Gino D’Acampo this Food Waste Action Week to help shoppers save money by shopping for loose produce.

  • WRAP data reveals 60,000 tonnes of household food waste could be prevented every year if produce was sold loose and not packaged2 – the equivalent of over 8.2 million shopping baskets full, enough to fill 6,500 waste trucks.

UK households are encouraged to ‘choose what you’ll use’ and embrace buying loose fruit and veg to help tackle food waste.

Press release 19 February 2024
  • New data shows that almost a third (30%) of the average rubbish bin in Northern Ireland is still made up of food, most of which could have been eaten (23%).
  • *80% of people in Northern Ireland recycle their food waste.
  • Households could save up to £1,000 a year by using up all the food they buy.
Press release 29 January 2024

Work tackling the huge environmental cost of food waste has been given a massive boost this year, as international climate action NGO WRAP receives catalytic funding from the Ballmer Group.

Press release 29 January 2024

WRAP statement on the move to ban disposable vapes in the UK.

Press release 23 January 2024
  • Twelve national and regional Plastics Pacts meet in-person to ensure voluntary action sets the groundwork for forthcoming changes under the Global Plastics Treaty to end plastic pollution.
  • Public/private plastics partnerships, including more than 800 major business, are driving practical action towards a plastics circular economy in 18 countries with a combined population of nearly 2.4 billion people (30% of the world’s population).
Press release 10 January 2024

WRAP today announces a consultation on proposed changes and improvements to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Measurement and Reporting Protocols for Food and Drink.

Press release 14 December 2023

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