Update March 2016

WRAP operated a programme of work supporting the construction industry in reducing waste and improving resource efficiency between 2000 and March 2015.

A number of resources including tools, research reports, case studies and good practice guides remain on the WRAP website as a legacy of this work. We have been reviewing the options for the future of these resources with other sector organisations, and we will shortly be announcing some changes that will made by the middle of April. 

Since 2000, WRAP’s work in the built environment sector has led to wide scale environmental change through the development and execution of such initiatives as Having Waste to Landfill (HW2L). Over 800 companies signed the commitment to reduce waste leading to:

- 5 million tonnes of waste per year diverted from landfill

- £400 million cost savings per year realised by the companies involved

It is this expertise that enabled WRAP to help BIS launch the next stage of industry action via the Built Environment Commitment. WRAP’s remit of developing the Commitment has now been achieved with 39 businesses signed up to take action since its launch in July 2014. The implementation of the agreement will be undertaken by BIS from April onwards as WRAP focus its efforts on resource management, food sustainability and product sustainability.