WRAP publishes compostable packaging guidance

The UK’s Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published new guidance to address confusion around compostables, providing a series of interactive decision trees to help businesses determine where they can use compostable packaging appropriately, based on current infrastructure.

After outlining current waste management practices, including in-vessel composting (IVC) and anaerobic digestion (AD), the guidance identifies six key applications where compostable plastic packaging should be used, provided that appropriate infrastructure is in place: food caddy liners, fruit and veg stickers, tea bags, coffee pods, ready meal trays, and closed loop situations such as festivals.