UK’s First Sorting and Processing Facility For Mixed Plastics

The UK’s first fully integrated sorting and recycling facility for mixed household plastic packaging has been opened at Redcar in the North East of England. The facility, owned by Biffa Polymers, won £1.2 million in funding from WRAP in January 2010, following WRAP research demonstrating the environmental benefits, commercial and technological viability for mixed plastics … Read more

New Report Highlights Water and Carbon Impact of Wasted Food

The water and carbon footprint of wasted household food in the UK has been identified for the first time, highlighting the major environmental consequences of food waste, both domestically and globally. The report, ‘The Water and Carbon Footprint of Household Food Waste in the UK’ – jointly published by WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) … Read more

Tackling waste in construction will become easier for building firms as the BRE SMARTWaste tool and WRAP Waste to Landfill Reporting Portal become compatible

Users of SMARTWaste, the BRE web-based tool used to prepare and implement Site Waste Management Plans, can now transfer their waste data directly to the WRAP Waste to Landfill Reporting Portal. Users will benefit by being able to monitor their individual progress against targets, run reports and benchmark themselves against competitors as they rise to … Read more