Our track record
Between 2010 and 2015, WRAP initiatives reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50 million tonnes
(Mt), which is equivalent to the annual carbon dioxide emissions of Portugal. We reduced waste by 4 Mt,
diverted 29 Mt of waste from landfill, and reduced water consumption by 856 million cubic litres.
First ever global standard to measure food
loss and wasteWRAP was among a number of leading international organisations who
partnered to develop an International Food Loss and Waste Accounting and
Reporting Standard. The Standard is the first ever set of global definitions and
reporting requirements that companies, countries and others can use to
consistently and credibly measure, report on and manage food loss and waste.
Developing a Food Waste Indicator
for the UNA critical part of delivering reductions in food waste is having a clear
measurement methodology for establishing the current level of food loss and
waste in countries. To address this, UN Environment and the UN Food and
Agriculture Organization have developed an updated approach to measuring
progress on SDG 12.3 which comprises a Food Waste Index, developed with
WRAP, WRI and Wageningen University.
Supporting EU food waste measurementFrom 2020, the EU will require all Member States to measure and report on food
waste. As members of the EU Platform on Food Loss and Waste, and its
Methodology Working Group, WRAP is working with The Directorate-General for
Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) on the development of a cost-effective but
reliable approach for Member States to measure and report on food waste.
Resource-efficient business model pilotsThe potential of resource-efficient business models was highlighted by a
series of case studies published as part of the REBus project. REBus, the EU LIFE
funded partnership project led by WRAP, has published 31 case studies from
organisations in the UK and Netherlands, featuring work with organisations such
as Samsung UK, Naturalmat and Po-zu. A report published by WRAP on
Extrapolating Resource-efficient Business Model Potential across Europe
outlined how large-scale adoption of similar business models could deliver
substantial economic and environmental benefits.
Increasing recovery of critical raw materialsThe EU LIFE funded Critical Raw Material Recovery project, led by WRAP, is
investing in trials exploring novel ways of boosting the collection and recovery
of critical raw materials (CRMs) from household waste electrical and electronic
products (WEEE). In December 2017, the project announced that the five trial
partners of the project had completed the initial collection stage of the trials,
with significant amounts of devices such as smart phones, laptops and
personnel computers collected.