Press releases

Press release 27 May 2021

The UK Plastics Pact, managed by WRAP, has launched a new membership category to enable SMEs, start-up businesses and businesses that have smaller plastic packaging portfolios to join the ambitious programme.

Press release 20 May 2021

Workers who carry out collections of kerbside glass for recycling can be exposed to high levels of noise, a new report has found. Some of these noise levels could be breaching the Control of Noise at Work Regulations.

Press release 17 May 2021
  • Nearly half of those who saw Food Waste Action Week 2021 messaging reported either doing something differently to reduce food waste or planning to in future.
  • Building on 2021’s success, Food Waste Action Week 2022 dates announced as 7th to 13th March - organisations urged to sign up.
Press release 13 May 2021


  • The range of plastic bags and wrapping currently collected at many supermarkets is soon to expand to include salad bags, crisp packets and biscuit wrappers.
  • Currently only 6% of plastic bags and wrapping are recycled in the UK, while flexible plastic packaging make up a fifth of all plastic packaging put on the market.
  • In store collections to be more prominent and consistent – new guide explains how to take collections nationwide.
Press release 26 April 2021
  • Textiles 2030, the first in a new wave of international sustainable textile agreements, launches today.
  • Major household names join including ASOS, Boohoo, Dunelm, John Lewis, M&S, New Look, Next, Primark, Sainsbury’s, Ted Baker, Tesco and The Salvation Army.
  • WRAP urges business to help change clothes and homeware for good and halve their climate impact in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. 
  • Textiles 2030: UK Sustainable Textile Action Plan – a roadmap to 2030 - is revealed.
Press release 7 April 2021

Ten years to transform textiles – countdown to Textiles 2030

London. Wednesday 7th April 2021

  • Textiles 2030 - the first in a new wave of global sustainable textile agreements.
  • Major high-street names join Textiles 2030 for virtual launch on Monday 26th April - for business and media.
  • ‘Textiles 2030’ Roadmap to be revealed on launch day.
  • WRAP urges business to help change clothes and homeware for good and halve their climate impact. 
Press release 26 March 2021

We are pleased to announce that Claire Shrewsbury has been promoted to Director of Insights and Innovation at WRAP.

Press release 24 March 2021
  • UK could cut CO2e emissions by 100 million tonnes in ten years by using resources more efficiently.
  • Using resources sustainably, extending the useful life of products and preventing waste could save UK GHG emissions on par with annual territorial GHG emissions of UK, France, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Belgium & Austria combined.
Press release 18 March 2021
  • Eighteenth annual Recycle Week announced - Monday 20th – Sunday 26th September 2021
  • First corporate donors named as companies and brands support huge week of environmental action
  • WRAP seeks more corporate support for UK’s Recycle Week
Press release 28 February 2021
  • The UK’s first ever Food Waste Action Week takes place 1-7th March
  • Partnering with Nadiya Hussain, Food Waste Action Week aims to tackle food waste in the home and help save the planet
  • Preventing food going to waste is key to tackling climate change, says UK’s leading sustainability charity WRAP
  • With UK households wasting the equivalent of eight meals a week on average, #FoodWasteActionChallenge will help reduce the amount of food wasted at home