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Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution
Trending: UK Retailers Fighting Food Waste Through Investment, Redistribution

7 years ago - The United Kingdom wastes more food than any other European country; a 2014 House of Lords report estimated 15 million tonnes of food per year are wasted in the UK, at a cost of £5 billion, and the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has estimated the average UK household with children spends £700 per year on food that could be eaten but is thrown away.

How Circularity Indicators, Partnerships Are Accelerating Adoption of Circular Business Models
How Circularity Indicators, Partnerships Are Accelerating Adoption of Circular Business Models

7 years ago - The concept of the circular economy has, at least over the last couple of years, evolved as somewhat of a holy grail for the sustainable business world. It offers the possibility of decoupling growth and resource consumption; a beacon of hope for companies currently grappling with the need to increase profit while reducing their overall footprints. Yet still many view it only as a promising aspect, somewhat confused as to how to transition standard business models from the linear to circular; how to measure these steps along the way, and what an end target might look like. Wednesday morning’s session at SB’15 London aimed to address some of these barriers.

WRAP, Starbucks Dig Into How to Drive Business Model Transformation Inside a Company
WRAP, Starbucks Dig Into How to Drive Business Model Transformation Inside a Company

7 years ago - It was the job of Zöe Arden, director of think-tank SustainAbility, to kick-start the workshop sessions on Monday morning at SB ’15 London with a focus on how to drive business model transformation from inside a company. This workshop was a developed as a hotly requested follow-up to SustainAbility’s workshop last year at SB’14 London, focused on Business Model Innovations for Sustainability.

Trending: Behavior Change Campaigns Aim to Boost Recycling Rates in the US, UK
Trending: Behavior Change Campaigns Aim to Boost Recycling Rates in the US, UK

7 years ago - Organizations in the United States and United Kingdom continue to concoct clever ways to convince their citizens that recycling is worthwhile. In England, a new behavior change campaign is trying to reinforce that every little bit helps: If every Londoner recycled one extra plastic bottle a week for a year, enough energy would be saved to power Wembley Stadium for two years – a venue that can hold 90,000 people. So Resource London is asking Londoners to recycle “just one thing,” in its new “Recycle for London” campaign.

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Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter
Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter

7 years ago - Around the world, more and more action is being taken to create a more sustainable clothing industry. In the U.K., waste reduction charity WRAP is seeing significant progress on its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). Meanwhile, two U.S.-based Kickstarter campaigns are offering sustainable, certified organic options: men’s denim made in America; and temperature-regulating base layers that use nanofibers from Austria.

Report: Serious Risks to UK Food System If We Don't Embrace 'Business Unusual' Approach to Food
Report: Serious Risks to UK Food System If We Don't Embrace 'Business Unusual' Approach to Food

7 years ago - What will our food system look like 10 years from now? According to a new report from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), a sustainable, secure UK food system will depend on industry and government action to reframe issues and innovate. The waste-reduction charity predicts there will be new business opportunities in protein supply, data-enabled technology, and food designed for nutritional requirements.

WRAP, CDP Reveal Global Companies Leading in Waste Reduction, Water Security
WRAP, CDP Reveal Global Companies Leading in Waste Reduction, Water Security

7 years ago - Asahi Group Holdings, Colgate Palmolive, Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation are among the global corporations achieving an A rating for their efforts to improve water security, according to the first global ranking of corporate water stewardship revealed this week by CDP — which holds the most comprehensive dataset of publicly available corporate water information collected on behalf of investors.

€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste
€3.6M WRAP Project Targets European Clothing Waste

7 years ago - UK waste-reduction charity Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has announced a three-year commitment to reducing clothing waste through a new €3.6 million pilot project. Funded by EU LIFE, the European Clothing Action Plan (ECAP) aims to divert over 90,000 tonnes per year of clothing waste from landfill and incineration across Europe by March 2019.

Report: Circular Economy Could Create Over 13,000 Jobs in Northern Ireland
Report: Circular Economy Could Create Over 13,000 Jobs in Northern Ireland

7 years ago - More than 13,000 jobs could be created if Northern Ireland moved to a circular economy, according to a new report launched today in Belfast.

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WRAP Funding Cut as Research Shows Brits Waste the Most Food in All of Europe
WRAP Funding Cut as Research Shows Brits Waste the Most Food in All of Europe

7 years ago - A study published this month finds that the UK is the worst-performing European country in terms of food waste, while its leading waste-reduction charity, Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), saw its government funding cut 38 percent last year.

WRAP: Extending Product Life by One Day Will Prevent 250,000 Tons of Food Waste
WRAP: Extending Product Life by One Day Will Prevent 250,000 Tons of Food Waste

7 years ago - In a report published this week, Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) estimates that an increase on product life of just one day across a range of foods could prevent roughly 250,000 tons of food waste each year — in households and in the supply chain — by giving consumers longer to eat the food that they buy.The “life” of a product is the time period over which food remains safe to eat, or over which the quality does not deteriorate to unacceptable levels, usually designated on-pack by companies through “Sell by” or “Best before” dates.

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