TENDER NOTICE: Procurement of Research Projects to Deliver a Reduction in Household Waste Originating From the Retail Sector

Closing Date: 19th November 2004
WRAP wishes to invite proposals for projects within identified product categories which offer a direct and significant impact upon minimising household food and packaging waste originating from the retail sector, those categories being:

  • Personal hygiene
  • Chilled and frozen foods
  • Ambient food products, including cereals
  • Pet foods.
  • General giftware
  • Fresh foods
  • Provisions
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Detergents and cleaners
  • Confectionary
  • Bakery

Or those projects exploring the technical and commercial feasibility of the following:

  • Household waste minimisation through internet shopping
  • New packaging materials which minimise the weight of household waste,
  • New product delivery systems which minimise household waste.

WRAP will fully fund the eligible project costs of successful applications. This research will form part of the Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund whose target is to reduce household food and packaging waste originating from the retail supermarket and convenience store sectors by 310,000 tonnes by March 2006.

Project activities eligible for support include: prototyping; pilots and trials; consumer testing; innovation in product design and packaging; product dispensing systems; and sales and distribution channels.

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate a proven track record of successful research programmes and initiatives, excellent project management, data collection, analysis and report writing skills, key market, product and industry expertise, and an understanding of the policy and environment in which WRAP operates

For further information on WRAP and to view the full Tender Invitation Document please visit our website at www.WRAP.org.uk. Should you have any queries please contact Mike Robey, Innovation Fund Manager at [email protected] quoting reference INN0003.

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