Online service encourages greener business practices

A new website for environmentally aware businesses will be launched on Friday May 3, by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).

The aim of the new site is to increase recycling levels in the UK by providing companies with all the information they need to buy, process, collect and sell recycled products and materials.

Clearly laid out, the website currently covers four main materials: glass, paper, plastics and wood. Under the Buy, Process, Collect and Sell headings, visitors can find out how and where to source recycled products and materials, technical and logistical information related to the collection and reprocessing of recycled materials, how to reach the best markets for recycled products and materials and what sources of finance are available.

WRAP has been supported over the past three years through contributions totalling £40 million from the Department of Trade and Industry and the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

WRAP's Information Manager Jane Keys, said: "Ultimately, the aim is for the WRAP website to become a genuine 'one-stop shop' for businesses looking to buy, process, collect and sell recycled products and materials.

"Providing easy access to the best available information from around the world, it has been designed to function as a constantly evolving knowledge base. As WRAP develops, the amount of information on the site will expand to allow visitors to search for a wide range of technical, commercial, logistical and financial information on recycled materials and products."

To promote the aims of the new online service, visitors to WRAP's new website have the chance to win one of hundreds of high quality products made from recycled material. The prizes, which include fleeces, coolbags and storm vases, are hidden behind certain search commands and an automatic message will appear onscreen if a prize has been won.

For those wanting more information about WRAP's work, the website, www.wrap.org.uk, also includes details of all WRAP's programme and current work, including capital funding competitions, news, the latest research reports published by WRAP, and a host of other features.


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