WRAP's next generation of voluntary agreements for the retail supply chain is likely to tackle issues around products, product design and lifecycle impacts. Speaking at this week's LARAC conference in Kenilworth (October 20), on a potential successor agreement to Courtauld Commitment 2, WRAP's special adviser Mark Barthel told delegates that a Product Research Forum had been set up to inform this work.
Drawing on lessons learned during the current Courtauld 2 phase, Barthel said that WRAP plans to consider what will be included within a voluntary agreement. He explained that a broader range of metrics were needed to measure waste reduction in the product supply chain and cited WRAP's introduction of a carbon reduction target as one example.
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