Monday, 14 November 2011

WRAP - New Eco Label Proposal

Delegates at tomorrow's annual WRAP conference will hear how reuse is key to reducing carbon emissions in UK households and businesses, and will be a "major theme" of WRAP's work over the coming year.

However, says WRAP, those one million sofas only represent 17% of the total number discarded in a 12-month period. And, reusing one tonne of sofas has the same environmental benefit as recycling one tonne of plastics. Currently 83% of sofas that aren't reused are sent to landfill or for recycling. By doubling the number that are reused, the equivalent of 52,000 tonnes of CO2 could be saved, equal to taking 17,000 cars off the road each year.

Source: Edienet

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