Press releases

Press release 25 September 2019

WRAP is pleased to announce the list of companies who have been awarded the Litter Innovation Fund grant.

Press release 24 September 2019

One year on from the launch of WRAP and IGD’s Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, and 156 UK food businesses have now committed to Target, Measure and Act on food waste. This represents more than half of UK food industry turnover, and more than double the number of food businesses committed to the Roadmap at launch (71). 

Press release 24 September 2019

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge and behaviours. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004.

Press release 10 September 2019

Each of the Material Flow reports estimates the quantity of the respective packaging material placed on the market (POM) and recycled in 2017, potential future levels to 2025 and the likelihood of compliance with national and European recycling targets.

Press release 9 September 2019

WRAP Global, the international arm of WRAP, the sustainability organisation, has been awarded $100,000 (c £82,200) to help tackle supply chain food loss and waste in Mexico – conservatively estimated at around 20 million tonnes every year.

Press release 2 September 2019

Food waste is off the menu this September, as the UK’s hospitality and food service sector unites to tackle the one million tonnes of food waste arising from commercial kitchens, restaurants, pubs and wherever food is served to order; worth nearly £3 billion per annum

Press release 6 August 2019

WRAP Global, the international arm of WRAP, the sustainability organisation, has been awarded $100,000 (c £82,200) to help tackle supply chain food loss and waste in Mexico – conservatively estimated at around 20 million tonnes every year.

Press release 25 July 2019
  • WRAP sheds light on food surplus and waste on farm and says more work is urgently needed in this critical area of the food chain.
  • Around 3.6 million tonnes of food surplus and waste occur in primary production every year, worth £1.2 billion. 
  • Agricultural food waste tops 1.6 million tonnes with 2 million tonnes of surplus – equivalent to 7% of total annual UK food harvest.
Press release 19 July 2019

A new grant has been unveiled today to help improve recycling rates. The new recycling grant is part of the £18 million Resource Action Fund, launched by Defra in May 2019. 

Press release 25 June 2019
  • UK Plastics Pact members to eliminate problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics.
  • 8 items targetted initially for elimination by the end of 2020. 
  • 19 other items have been identified as problematic or unnecessary and WRAP is advising Pact members to avoid their use where possible, consider reuse options, or ensure they are suitable for recycling.