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What’s going on to reduce packaging?

Good news, the Waste Resources and Action Programme (WRAP) has unveiled a commitment aimed at reducing the carbon impact of packaging in the food and grocery sector.

Targets to be achieved by the end of 2012 include:

  • Reducing the carbon impact of grocery packaging by 10 per cent
  • Reducing household food and drink wastes by 4 per cent
  • Reducing traditional grocery product and packaging waste in the supply chain by five per cent

More than 40 major retailers, brands and manufacturers from the sector signed up to the original Courtauld Commitment in 2005, which focused on packaging and food waste. In 2008, the first objective was successfully achieved – stopping growth in packaging despite increases in both sales and population in the UK.

Read more about WRAP’s Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 (opens in a new window).

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