In order to better understand the impact of re-using particular items, WRAP have developed a methodology, and tool for quantifying the current and potential future benefits of increasing re-use. These are available for anyone to use in trying to understand the potential impact of re-use, including greenhouse gas emissions, jobs or financial impacts. From the case studies developed with this, we estimate that UK households save around £1 billion per year and avoid 1 million tonnes CO2 eq per year from current levels of re-use.
The case studies opposite highlight opportunities for increasing re-use and the environmental and economic benefits associated with this.
Register to download the Benefits of Product Re-use tool opposite.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (which operates as WRAP) is a registered UK Charity No. 1159512 and registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 4125764. Registered office at Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5BH.