Press releases

Press release 14 June 2022

WRAP is delighted to have been awarded the Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year at the 2022 FREDIE awards (Fairness, Respect, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement), organised by the National Centre for Diversity.

Press release 25 May 2022
  • Recycle Now launches theme for Recycle Week 2022
  • Coca-Cola GB, Danone, innocent, McDonald's UK and Ocado announced as first sponsors, with more on the way
Press release 24 May 2022

The Accelerating Growth Fund Ltd (AGF), a subsidiary of climate action NGO WRAP, today announced a first key investment made on behalf of the Future of Plastics Fund, a new Circular Economy impact fund being established by Archipelago Eco Investors to focus on the interlinked issues of plastic waste and climate. 

This first investment on behalf of the Future of Plastics Fund is into Greyparrot, a cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) Waste Recognition System and Analytics Platform which will enable better sorting of plastics and other waste streams.

Press release 19 May 2022
  • WRAP develops world’s first methodology to accurately measure and report food and drink GHG emissions consistently in a huge advance in the fight against climate change.
  • 15 Courtauld 2030 signatories, from suppliers to high street retailers, testing protocols to accelerate progress on scope 3 accounting across the sector.
  • UK pioneers work to inform international approach to consistent measuring and reporting of scope 3 GHG emissions.
Press release 6 April 2022
  • In just 10 months, Textiles 2030 has commitment on environmental targets from retailers and brands making up almost two thirds of clothing placed on the UK market.
  • Latest signatories eBay, River Island and Oliver Bonas represent three key parts of industry - home textiles, circular economy innovators and brands pledging to reduce carbon and water footprints and accelerate circularity in the UK.
  • The updated Textiles 2030 Footprint tool now measures the environmental impact of home textiles products. 
Press release 28 March 2022
  • TV presenter JJ Chalmers joins Recycle Now and Clear on Plastics to encourage people to recycle plastic bags and wrapping at front of store in a new nationwide Repeat the Cycle campaign, launching today.
  • 4,000 supermarkets across the UK now collect clean, used household plastic bags and wrapping for recycling at front of store.
  • One of the ‘last plastics’* in our bins - plastic bags and wrapping make up 22% of plastic packaging but unlike many other plastics are not widely collected at kerbside, meaning only 6% is recycled**.
Press release 16 March 2022
  • Two of the leading global plastics organisations to work together to end plastic pollution
Press release 14 March 2022
  • Welsh trials find new uses for ‘difficult to recycle’ items by turning ‘waste’ into new products.
  • Coffee cups and crisp packets become decking, recycled polypropylene goes into food waste caddies and medical containers.
  • Industry standards updated as a result of the successful incorporation of recycled plastics in sharps containers.
Press release 9 March 2022

On day two of the UK’s annual Food Waste Action Week (Tuesday 8 March), Resources and Waste Minister Jo Churchill joined Vince Kelly, culinary lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College and Guardians of Grub Ambassador and Catherine David, Director of Collaboration and Change at WRAP for a special tutorial to tackle the most wasted foods in the home