Annual Review 2015-16 : WRAP on its way to Resource Revolution targets by 2020

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Source: WRAP

Banbury — WRAP has set out its strategy in the Resource Revolution last year and now reports on its achievements and performance in the last twelve months on priority areas like food & drink, clothing & textiles, electricals & electonics and resource management. The results are shown in the „Annual Review 2015-16“.

In June 2015 WRAP published the plan for 2015-2020 „Resource Revolution: Creating the Future“, setting out its ambitions, its focus on three of the most resource intensive sectors, food and drink, clothing and textiles and electricals and electronics, which together account for 40 per cent of UK household waste, 80 per cent of the UK water footprint and 25 per cent of UK carbon footprint, and its priorities for resource management. The actions taken in the last year are now in-depth reported. Not to go into details, they succeed the following ambitious targets.

Food and Drink: The targeted outcomes from 2015 to 2025, calculated as a relative reduction per head of population, are:

  • 20 per cent reduction in food and drink waste arising in the UK
  • 20 per cent reduction in the GHG intensity of food and drink consumed in the UK
  • A reduction in impact associated with water use in the supply chain.

Clothing and textiles: Starting from a baseline year of 2012, SCAP Signatories have committed to:

  • 15 per cent reduction in carbon footprint 15 per cent reduction in water footprint 15 per cent reduction in waste to landfill
  • 3.5 per cent reduction in waste arising over the whole product life-cycle, by 2020.

The reduction is measured per tonne of clothing. The carbon and water impacts are measured as footprints over the whole product life-cycle.

Electrics and Electronics: WRAP will work with organisations across the product life cycle to:

  • Extend product durability Minimise product returns
  • Understand and influence consumer behaviour on product durability and reparability
  • Implement profitable, resilient and resource efficient business models
  • Gain greater value from re-use and recycling.

Resource Management: By the end of the decade, WRAP aims to help:

  • Meet UK household waste and packaging waste recycling targets
  • Deliver the municipal waste recycling target in Wales
  • Increase the recycling of food waste by anaerobic digestion (AD) and increase access to household food waste collection services
  • Increase the number of people who recycle all they can on every occasion.

The full annual report 2015-16 can be downloaded under wrap.org.uk.

Source: Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP)