The World Economic Forum’s Global Plastic Action Partnership (GPAP), the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Plastics Initiative and international climate action NGO WRAP – organisations leading work reducing the impacts of plastics – have joined forces to drive forward global action on plastics through greater knowledge exchange.
The Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey has spoken about the ban on a range of single use plastic items including plastic plates, trays, bowls and cutlery.
Climate action NGO WRAP today announces the appointment of Harriet Lamb as its new CEO.
How reducing food waste and recycling can gift the planet a brighter New Year
- Christmas can be pricey at the best of times, and this year budgets are likely to be tighter so Love Food Hate Waste is sharing festive food waste prevention tips that can help save people money by making your Yuletide food go further.
- Delicious new meals can be easily made from Christmas leftovers – Last Christmas the UK’s most searched for recipe was Boxing Day bubble and squeak.
- Recycle Now tackles the most common Christmas recycling niggles to rid your home of packaging and wrapping responsibly.
We will not tackle the climate crisis without changing our consumption systems
Climate action NGO WRAP today publishes annual updates of its voluntary agreements for the food, plastics and textiles sectors. The publication comes with a stark warning that while the UK is making some progress in tackling key environmental issues, a lot more collaboration and action is needed from businesses to achieve the level of change required, and to keep climate goals within reach.
Sebastian Munden, former Executive Vice President and General Manager for Unilever UK & Ireland has joined WRAP as its new Chair to help drive forward action against critical climate milestones.
issued on behalf of Champions 12.3’
Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt (November 16, 2022) – Timed with COP27, the new ‘123 Pledge’ kicked off to accelerate action to reduce food loss and waste worldwide. The Pledge challenges governments, businesses, chefs and other important actors in the food system to commit to concrete steps that will make reducing food loss and waste a part of their action agendas on greenhouse gas emissions.
WRAP’S latest Retail Survey shows that actions are being taken on how food is labelled by retailers and brands to help people avoid food waste happening at home. However, with COP27 fresh in people’s minds, the climate action NGO also warns that more needs to be done to help curb the impact the UK’s food waste is having on climate change.
- WRAP finds lack of consistency across circular economy pledges made in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) that could hugely undermine climate action efforts.
- Only 79 countries have directly committed to adopting a circular economy through their NDCs (October 2022) - 27 are part of the European Union and have the same NDC, and 52 are non-EU).
- See CIRCULAR ECONOMY: FROM COMMITMENTS TO ACTION - A watching brief on Nationally Determined Contributions
- WRAP found that of the 193 countries submitting Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) only nine commit to reducing food waste. With current global food production likely to push the Earth beyond the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C. if nothing done, WRAP warns this lack of commitment to food waste reduction risks undermining climate action efforts.
- Read the full report: Food Loss and Waste: From Commitments to Action