Banbury - WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) has published its annual report and consolidated accounts for the last year, ended 31 March 2010. Two years ago, in 2008, WRAP launched a 3 year Business Plan which set out ambitious headline targets to help reach the vision of a world without waste.
* divert 8 million tonnes of waste materials from landfill.
* save 5 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions.
* generate £1.1 billion of economic benefits to business, local authorities and consumers.
To achieve these targets, WRAP`s work has focused on four priority areas: packaging, food waste, collections and quality of materials. During 2009/10, the UK continued to experience an economic downturn which, in turn, affected WRAP`s work to grow the recycling sector. However, the appetite for cost saving and increased resource efficiency, as a way to drive leaner business, has been made clear WRAP`s work with the business sector, where it galvanised support for reductions in construction, packaging and food waste.
The graphs of the annual report show that WRAP is on track to meet its targets to cut waste to landfill, deliver economic benefits and reduce CO2 by the end of this business plan period.
Chairman Peter Stone commented: "Our networks and technical expertise give us a
unique ability to trigger action which benefits UK plc. For example, through our focus on food waste both in the home and the supply chain, in 2009/10 WRAP leveraged £77 million of private finance for food waste processing capacity. At the same time our work to reduce the amount of food waste we all produce could save householders who throw away less food as much as £50 a month."
The report can be downloaded under wrap.org.uk. Quelle: WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)