Envirowise – important changes

Dear Mr Thornton

As a valued Envirowise customer I want to take this opportunity to brief you about the upcoming changes to the provision of government funded support for material resource efficiency.

From 1 April, WRAP will be the single point of contact for businesses, local authorities and consumers, providing a single source of expertise for material resource efficiency guidance and support. This follows Defra’s decision to ask WRAP to lead on the development of a single body in this area of work last year.

These changes we are making will make it simpler, quicker and easier for people to get what they need, whilst offering better value to the taxpayer through the avoidance of duplication. The project is forecast to produce an ongoing reduction in programme costs of £5.2million from 2010/11 with the same high level of service.

The Envirowise helpline and website will continue to operate until June 2010, but from 1 April you will be able to visit the WRAP website www.wrap.org.uk to access information on material resource efficiency previously provided through our website. You will also be able to access advice and support through the WRAP resource efficiency helpline on 0808 100 2040.