Press releases

Press release 23 November 2021
  • 50 leading UK food and drink companies officially support the new Water Roadmap to help deliver the UK’s Courtauld Commitment 2030 water target and UN Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Roadmap to improve quality and availability of water in 20 sourcing areas and work towards the target of sourcing 50% of the UK’s fresh food from areas with sustainable water management.
  • The many supporters include key names such as Asda, Co-op, Coca Cola GB, M&S, Nestle UK & Ireland, Sainsbury’s and Tesco - more organisations are urged to join.
Press release 10 November 2021

Launched in April of this year, Textiles 2030: UK Sustainable Textiles Action Plan has been named the Best Environmental or Sustainable Programme by Corporate Engagement Awards 2021 which recognises innovative partnerships and collaborations.

Press release 9 November 2021

On science and innovation day at COP26, sustainability charity WRAP and UKRI launch a major new UK fund to support projects to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa.

Press release 3 November 2021

National consumer survey finds 63% of the UK public think businesses should act immediately on climate change

  • 66% of people agree that businesses should do more to help customers reduce their own impact on climate change.
  • 57% think UK food businesses could or need to be doing more to tackle climate change and cut emissions, 61% said the same for textile/fashion businesses.
  • 41% want businesses to be transparent on climate targets so they can be held accountable.
Press release 19 October 2021
  • Success and learnings from the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment published in legacy report as carbon and water reduction targets are achieved and exceeded.
  • SCAP signatories now using over 100,000 tonnes of more sustainable fibres each year.
  • Brands and retailers with over 60% share of the UK clothing market commit to Textiles 2030 in just six months – first progress report shows how the 92 signatories plan to deliver climate goals and a circular economy.
Press release 13 October 2021

Food waste brand Love Food Hate Waste is delighted to announce the first corporate donors for next year’s Food Waste Action Week (Monday 7th to Sunday 13th March), with supermarket Aldi, online supermarket Ocado Retail, food manufacturers Danone and Dunbia and food service provider Sodexo the first to put their names to the campaign.

Press release 6 October 2021
  • Most comprehensive mapping of the UK’s food & drink carbon footprint ever shows pathway to 50% carbon reduction.
  • Equivalent to 35% of the UK’s total emissions arise from producing and eating the country’s food & drink, including emissions overseas for imported food.
  • Action on food systems by policymakers and the sector is fundamental to delivering the UK’s Net Zero ambitions and reducing our wider global footprint – food & drink is the hidden hero, says WRAP.
  • UK work on GHG emissions could be the blueprint for international action.
Press release 27 September 2021
  • 250,000 tonnes a year of food worth £365 million saved from waste.
  • Up to 670,000 tonnes of GHG emissions avoided.
  • Surplus food equivalent to 145 million meals redistributed for people to eat.
  • Major opportunities for greater impact remain – more action focused on hospitality and food service and primary production sectors, plus whole chain collaboration.  
Press release 23 September 2021
  • Behavioural change techniques can nudge nation towards recycling more.  
  • Boots and Radox trials capture bathroom bottles before they’re binned.
Press release 20 September 2021

Invictus Games athlete and TV Presenter JJ Chalmers is partnering with Recycle Now to encourage the nation to ‘Step It Up’ this Recycle Week

  • For further information or to arrange an interview with JJ Chalmers, please contact Rachel Avery [email protected], 07540513407

Over half (55%) of UK households put one or more items that could be recycled into the general rubbish – the Week of action asks the UK to be even more brilliant at recycling

UK recycling saves 18 million tonnes of CO2 every year – national Recycle Week (20th – 26th September)