Waste News – WRAP Plastics Pact Roadmap Released

2018-11-29T10:33:56+01:00November 29th, 2018|

The world's first programme to tackle plastic wasteWRAP's UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025 was published on 15th November.  This is the world's first programme to tackle the issue of plastic waste through collaboration across the entire supply chain.  The UK Plastics Pact is a testbed for a network of country-specific Plastics Pacts across the world.The 68 member businesses are responsible for 80% of the plastic packaging sold through UK supermarkets.  The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap provides a framework for businesses, including the 68 members, to deliver the defined four targets and the  key activities that could be taken to [...]

‘Scary’ Pumpkin Waste Figures

2017-12-20T14:59:33+01:00October 28th, 2016|

Hubbub and Unilever have released new research revealing the shocking number of pumpkins that go to waste. Halloween is now the UK's third biggest commercial holiday after Easter and Christmas.  Over 40% of households now buy a pumpkin at Halloween - with an average of 2 bought per household. When asked, 4 out of 5 people said they wanted to reduce their food waste, however more than half of them don't see pumpkin as a food.  Therefore a huge proportion of the pumpkins bought are carved up and then go to waste... in fact, 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin is thrown away each year. [...]