Around a third of the food we produce worldwide is lost or wasted and it’s having a significant impact on climate change, by contributing between 8–10% of the total man-made greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Portable batteries are often disposed of by users, both domestic and commercial, in their residual waste and recycling bins.
The UK is undergoing a major overhaul of packaging producer responsibility legislation, which will transform the way local authorities receive funding for household waste collections.
With everything that is happening with the rise on Covid-19 cases it may sound odd to think that in policy terms at least, we are in the calm before the storm. And while Covid-19 did impact quite significantly on the consistency, DRS and EPR consultations in 2020 there is no indication that these consultations will be delayed any further than they already have been.
WRAP would like to invite local authorities to take part in a review of Material Recovery Facility (MRF) gate fees for 2020.
WRAP is not undertaking the full gate fees survey this year. Given the chaotic nature of 2020, data is unlikely to be fully representative across all waste treatment options, and we are also conscious about placing too much time burden on organisations.