The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has launched a new five-year plan, highlighting electronics as one of three priority areas of focus.
The government-funded resource efficiency body launched the ‘Resource Revolution, Creating the Future’ plan in June. The plan covers the years 2015-2020 and represents the first plan by WRAP since it gained charity status.
The plan sets out how businesses, organisations and consumers can be part of a ‘resource revolution’ that will re-invent, re-think and re-define how materials are used.
It focuses on the three priority areas that it believes will help best meet its goals – food and drink; clothing and textiles; and electricals and electronics.
WRAP research shows that UK householders have around £1bn worth of electrical and electronic equipment in their homes that they no longer use. Less than 10% of these items are re-used and almost 40% go to landfill.
WRAP chief executive, Dr Liz Goodwin OBE, said: “I am extremely proud of what WRAP has achieved over the last 15 years and look forward to making an even bigger difference here in the UK and around the world over the next five years.”