WRAP call for further effort in supply chain

Published on Friday, 09 December 2011 11:24
Posted by Scott Buckler

More needs to be done to ensure that supply chain and other goals are met under phase two of the Courtauld Commitment

This is the statement made by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP), which has announced that grocery retailers and manufacturers are "making significant" progress in achieving their aims under the voluntary agreement.

However, the organisation highlighted the need for stronger performance in terms of their logistics operations, with only 0.4 per cent of a five per cent waste reduction target reached by supply chains.

There has been a 40 per cent drop in rubbish being sent to landfill over the reporting period though, with large quantities of it sent to produce renewable power through anaerobic digestion.

WRAP director of design and waste prevention Dr Richard Swannell said: "The next step is to build on this good start, sharing best practice to encourage rapid change. This is particularly key around waste within the supply chain."

The aims of WRAP include minimising resource use and diverting levels of waste that are being sent to landfill.


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