A methodology and associated tool for quantifying the potential impact of re-use, including greenhouse gas emissions, job opportunities or financial impacts.
- Increasing re-use could reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by an average 4 million tonnes CO2 eq per year between now and 2020
- Using this methodology WRAP estimates that UK households save around £1 billion per year and avoid 1 million tonnes CO2 eq per year from current levels of re-use
In 2009, WRAP published Meeting the UK Climate Challenge: The Contribution of Resource Efficiency. This found that increasing re-use could reduce UK greenhouse gas emissions by an average 4 million tonnes CO2 eq per year between now and 2020.
In order to better understand the impact of re-using particular items, WRAP have developed a methodology, and tool for quantifying the current and potential future benefits of increasing re-use. These are available for anyone to use in trying to understand the potential impact of re-use, including greenhouse gas emissions, jobs or financial impacts.
This can be applied to a range of products using an accompanying excel-based tool to provide a consistent means of assessing the impacts of different activities. The tool allows the calculation of three environmental indicators:
- greenhouse gas emissions
- energy demand and
- resource depletion
And two economic indicators:
- number of jobs and
- financial impacts, as well as where these occur in the supply chain.
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