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No doubt you’ve heard of WRAP but do you actually know what WRAP stands for, its mission and more importantly what it may mean to you, your workforce and your business?

What is WRAP?

WRAP is a registered charity, a collective, a catalyst for positive environmental change. Bringing together governments, businesses, communities, thinkers and individuals – forging powerful partnerships and delivering ground-breaking initiatives to support more sustainable economies and society. WRAP are proud to be world leaders in establishing the facts, getting the right people working together, then converting ideas into action and delivery on the ground.

Their priority sectors are:WRAP Recycling

  • Food and drink
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Electricals and electronics

What does WRAP stand for (it’s vision)?

WRAP’s vision* is a world in which resources are used sustainably.  WRAP works with governments, businesses and communities to deliver practical solutions to improve resource efficiency.

WRAP 2020 goals

Their mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy by:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products,
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products, and
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling

At some point or another, you play a part in all the above.  As a business, an employer, a consumer, a house-owner.

What WRAP may mean to you?

It’s probably best, as it would be ludicrous to assume we know your business model when we may not have met, that we explain what WRAP means to our business.  Many of these explanations are transferable across industries.

WRAP are thought leaders, champions in recycling and preprocessing.  They drive positive change by providing reports, guidance, tools and case studies to support:

  • Collections and Sorting – from kerbside collections, trials through to material recovery facilities.
  • Dry Materials – providing information and support to local authorities, material facilities and reprocessors on collection, sorting and reprocessing techniques.
  • Organics – to drive positive change in organics, in agriculture and food production.   Supporting how ‘we’ can produce energy and create high quality compost through anaerobic digestion and in vessel composting.
  • Recovered Materials Markets – providing invaluable information on material values, market trends and gate fees for waste treatment and disposal.
  • Communications – consistent and easily identifiable communications to encourage positive recycling habits within communities, businesses and households.

Whilst all are vital, it’s the last area that affects us, as a business the most – communications.

WRAP Communications

At Unisan UK, we adopt the principles of WRAP as set out in their 5 year plan – Resource Revolution:  Creating the Future

  • We adopt the 3 R’s of the future:  Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle.  
  • We also adopt the whole lifecycle approach of:  Re-inventing (at the design stage), re-thinking (at a products use stage) and re-defining (at it’s end of life stage) via constant product development and innovation.
  • By utilising and promoting (to our wider customer base) WRAP’s colour coded recycling label system, we support WRAP in the 2020 goal of increasing the number of people who recycle all they can on every occasion.

WRAP colour coded recycling labels

We support 100’s of businesses, across many industries throughout the UK, achieve their environmental sustainability goals and make recycling at work easier.

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