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What is esap?

The Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sustainability Action Plan (esap) seeks to catalyse sector action, share evidence and bring together stakeholders to deliver tangible economic and environmental benefits.

esap, underpinned by WRAP research, focuses on consumer electronics and household appliances: televisions, laptop computers, vacuum cleaners, refrigeration products and washing machines. Better efficiency in these key product groups is likely to deliver the greatest savings.

For more information please visit www.wrap.org.uk/esap

How do I get involved in esap?

Contact us if you want to be involved and can demonstrate how you can deliver significant change

Where can I find more information about the electrical sector?

For further information on our work on electrical and electronic goods please visit http://www.wrap.org.uk/category

Love Your Clothes / SCAP

Where can I find more information about our new brand 'Love Your Clothes'?

'Love Your Clothes’ is a new and compelling brand, launched in Jan 2014, that has been designed to help to change the way consumers: acquire, use and dispose of clothes. It has been developed with industry as part of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP), which is coordinated by WRAP on behalf of the UK governments (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland). SCAP brings together clothing retailers, brands, suppliers, local authority representatives, end of life organisations recyclers, charities, trade bodies, academics and the public sector to look at how to reduce the environmental impacts of clothing in the UK.

WRAP is working with SCAP members, along with other major consumer ‘influencers’ to encourage them to formally sign up to the SCAP 2020 Commitment – an industry led sector agreement. One of the key areas of focus is helping consumers to reduce their impact. SCAP 2020 signatories will use the 'Love Your Clothes' brand to reinforce their commitment to changing consumers' clothing behaviour whilst also contributing to their corporate social responsibility, carbon and waste reduction targets. We are working with stakeholders to encourage them to buy in to using the Love Your Clothes brand and resources to help raise awareness amongst consumers and change behaviour.

Where can I find the brand guidelines for Love Your Clothes?

These can be found on the WRAP Partners website: http://partners.wrap.org.uk

Where can I find the logo and any artwork templates for Love Your Clothes?

These can be found on the WRAP Partners website: http://partners.wrap.org.uk

Where can I find the calendar for themes for Love Your Clothes?

These can be found on the WRAP Partners website: http://partners.wrap.org.uk

What resources are available to help run a Love Your Clothes campaign in my local area?

There are a number of resources available, which include: a messaging table to support each desired behaviour; key facts and figures; editorial content to support PR and promotional material; examples of the brand in action; dedicated consumer website: www.loveyourclothes.org.uk ; and a dedicated Twitter account @loveyourclothes

These can be found on the WRAP Partners website: http://partners.wrap.org.uk

REBus

What is REBus?

REBus (Resource Efficient Business) is a LIFE+ funded project, which will demonstrate how businesses and their supply chains can implement resource efficient business models and will focus on two key markets – electricals and textiles. REBus has secured €3.1m funding from the European Commission’s LIFE+ fund, UK governments and project partners. REBus is working to secure 30 exemplar companies to implement a new model and join our project forum to share insight and learning, and to encourage the replication and scaling up of more resource efficient business practice.

What support is available through REBus?

REBus is now inviting businesses and other organisations to step forward and join this exciting initiative. The REBus project team will support you by: Providing technical expertise and guidance to develop resource efficient business models (REBM), respecting commercial confidentiality and at no direct cost. Analysing and appraising opportunities, then developing the detailed business case for piloting an REBM for your Board/Senior management team. Evaluating the business impacts of pilot activity and disseminating findings to showcase your new business opportunity. REBus is led by WRAP, working in partnership with Rijkswaterstaat (Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment), The Aldersgate Group, the Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) and the University of Northampton. These partners provide expertise and knowledge in developing and implementing new business models.

What is required from my company?

REBus will provide resource and support to develop the business case within your organisation. To develop a robust case we will need input from your teams and data from your company. A typical project will include: signing a collaboration agreement - to agree the work to be carried out and ensure commercial information is protected by confidentiality terms. Providing staff time - to attend workshops and provide data through the development process: including innovation, feasibility, analysis, business case and piloting. Providing information - to allow our experts to develop an accurate and realistic business case for the new model we develop together. Delivery of a pilot business model trial - if the business case is good enough, we believe your company will want to implement the model to take advantage of the business benefits. Our experts will support the trial but your company will have full control of the operation. Analysing the trial - our experts will develop monitoring systems for your teams to use. We can then extract performance information quickly and easily.

Why should my company take part?

This project gives you the opportunity to develop efficient, resilient and profitable business models that improve customer intimacy. REBus cannot guarantee a successful outcome but by supporting the development of the business case, we ensure that the risk and cost of this work is minimised.

Why do we need more resource efficient business models?

Many businesses are locked into "take - make - use - dispose" business models. As pressure on global resources increases, this threatens the resilience of small and large companies alike. REBus will help you identify the opportunities to increase your business resilience and reduce your dependency on resources.

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