Tag Archive for 'WRAP'

Coca Cola’s Recyclometer shows the energy saved by recycling

October 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Coca-Cola successfully recycled over ten million plastic bottles from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coca-Cola is focused on increasing the amount of recycled materials in their packaging, and especially focused on recycling PET plastic bottles. In conjunction with WRAP, Coca-Cola have provided a Recyclometer that informs users how much energy is saved by […]

Avoid double taxation on wines and spirits in Guernsey

December 7th, 2011 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey budget for 2011 recommends a five pence tax increase on a 750 ml bottle of wine (5.5% to 15% of alcohol by volume) to bring the total tax per litre to £1.85. The 2011 budget proposes a 34 pence tax increase on a litre of spirit to £10.01 per litre. That […]

Reuse is saving consumers billions

November 23rd, 2011 by Waste and Resources Action Programme

Buying re-used items like sofas and TVs rather than buying new items is saving UK households around £1 billion a year and helping to create jobs – but this is just a fraction of the potential shown by ground breaking new research from Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). One million sofas which the current […]

WRAP’s Recycle Week is from 20 to 26 June 2011

June 6th, 2011 by Events

Recycle Week is an annual event to highlight the many ways we can increase our community’s recycling rate. The States of Guernsey Public Services Department continues to increase the number of items that can be recycled so that our community can breach the 50 percent recycling target set for household waste by the States of […]

EU survey shows many Europeans don’t know how much they throw away

March 31st, 2011 by European Commission

Almost 60% of EU citizens do not think their household produces too much waste, according to a Eurobarometer survey published on 28 March 2011. This is in stark contrast to statistics that show Europeans throw away on average more than half a tonne of rubbish each every year. The survey also reveals a lack of […]

Resource Efficiency: The Future for UK Business?

November 4th, 2009 by Richard Lord

Meeting the UK climate change challenge: the contribution of resource efficiency is the UK’s first research into how resource efficiency can help the UK meet its climate change targets. It shows that making better use of our natural resources could contribute as much as 10% of the target reduction in UK domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) […]