Annual Review

April 2017 - March 2018

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WRAP is not-for-profit, working with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which we source and use resources sustainably.

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"This year has seen sustainability rise rapidly up the public agenda. WRAP has been a huge contributor to this increased awareness. We are at the forefront of efforts to find the right solutions that work. There is still a lot of important work to be done with WRAP continuing to play a leading role".


Food and Drink

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Twenty-three new signatories joined Courtauld Commitment 2025.

New guidance calls time on confusing food date labels.

Over £30M could be saved by tackling food waste on farms.

WRAP and the Institute of Grocery Distribution publish three key principles of food waste measurement.


Sustainable Products

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Sustainable Clothing Action Plan on track against targets.

Electrical industry could realise £4.4bn in financial benefit.

Clothing going into household bins has dropped by 50,000 tonnes (2012-2015).

Our Sustainable Clothing Guide sets out how to design, produce and sell sustainable clothing.


Resource Management

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We announced new ambitious initiative: The UK Plastics Pact.

Recycle Now unveiled hard-hitting ‘plastic planet’ digital campaign.

Roundtables look at tackling China waste import restrictions.

Industry consultation on reforming producer responsibility for packaging.


WRAP Cymru

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£7.5 million extra cash for Welsh recycling.

Sustainable Resource Management results in 150,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill.

70 per cent of Cardiff Half Marathon runners rethink how they dispose of plastic bottles in Run Refuel Recycle campaign.

Love Your Clothes engagement plans collectively donates 2,249kg of clothing to charities.



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Roadmap evaluates global progress by countries and companies towards UN SDG 12.3

REFRESH project demonstrates national frameworks for action in Spain, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands.

Developing a practical guide to measuring food waste across Mexico, US and Canada.

WRAP continues to support South Africa, Singapore, Mexico, and Australia on food waste strategies.


WRAP Northern Ireland

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Residual bin analysis shows that 55 per cent of contents could be recycled.

Northern Ireland records highest ever household recycling rates.

Financial Review

Find out about WRAP's annual financial perfomance.

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"We have made some really great strides forward. The UK Plastics Pact; Food Labelling Guidance; Industry discussions on China’s import restrictions and progress towards Champions 12.3 target to name a few. By working with our UK and international partners, I believe in WRAP’s ability to deliver change at scale".
Dr Marcus Gover, Chief Executive, WRAP