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Waste and Resources Action Programme

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Waste and Resources Action Programme spent on working with retailers and their supply chains to reduce waste in 2006-07; and what plans it has to carry out this work in the future. (136783)

[holding answer 14 May 2007]: In 2006-07, the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) spent £3.6 million on this specific area of work.

WRAP is working with retailers and their supply chains towards its 2006-08 Business Plan target to secure reductions in packaging waste of 80,000 tonnes a year.