From the 18th to 21st June 2012, EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) frigates Guépratte and Reina Sofia collaborated with USS Taylor, engaged in TF 508 (NATO) to escort World Food Programme chartered ship MV Tupi Maiden 3.The escort of WFP ship started in Salalah (Oman) and was performed by EUNAVFOR French frigate Guépratte up to the east point of entry into the IRTC (Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor in the Gulf of Aden).Once in the IRTC, US frigate USS Taylor, engaged in NATO operation Ocean Shield, took over the escort before she eventually handed it over again to EUNAVFOR, but this time under the protection of the Spanish frigate Reina Sofia. MV Tupi Maiden eventually arrived safely in Djibouti on 21st June.On the occasion of a visit on board the EUNAVFOR flag ship by the new Dutch Commander of Task Force 508, EUNAVFOR Force Commander Rear Admiral Dupuis and his counterpart had discussed in particular the possibility of sharing escorts when the situation makes it possible and necessary.Protecting WFP ships is one of the priority tasks of EUNAVFOR. Since the beginning of the operation, nearly 1 million tons of food have been protected and provided to Somali people under the protection of EUNAVFOR ships.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, June 29, 2012; Image: EUNAVFOR View post tag: News by topic View post tag: WFP View post tag: Frigates Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: Tupi View post tag: EUNAVFOR View post tag: ESCORT View post tag: Maiden View post tag: M/V View post tag: Aden View post tag: Navy View post tag: ship EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden) View post tag: Gulf Back to overview,Home naval-today EUNAVFOR Frigates Escort WFP Ship MV Tupi Maiden 3 (Gulf of Aden) View post tag: 3 June 29, 2012
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has published a roadmap outlining the key steps UK businesses need to take to reduce plastic waste.The UK Plastics Pact Roadmap to 2025 provides a framework for businesses to deliver the ambitious targets set out under the UK Plastics Pact, which was first unveiled in April 2018. These include eliminating problematic or unnecessary single-use packaging, making 100% of plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable ensuring 70% of plastic packaging is effectively recycled.Bakery manufacturers including Allied Bakeries, Premier Foods and Speedibake were among the first businesses to sign up to the initiative. Sixty-eight businesses, including major retailers, food and drink manufacturers and waste operators, are now committed.The roadmap sets three key milestones of April 2019, the end of 2022 and 2025 for progress towards the goals. For example, by April 2019 it plans to publish criteria of what is classed as problematic plastics and what options are available to deal with them as well as exploring key opportunities for compostable plastic packaging.WRAP said the roadmap is designed as “a living document that will evolve over time, reflecting changes in policy and innovations.”“I’m very impressed with progress made in the first six months since we launched the Pact. This is proving to be a powerful and motivated group. The Roadmap is a real opportunity for them to forge ahead and make change happen at scale, and in significant ways,” said WRAP chief executive Marcus Gover.“But these targets cannot be delivered by business action alone. It needs policy intervention as well as consumers to play a part.”Notably, the organisation highlighted change in areas such as collections, recycling and reprocessing of materials. It is also looking at utilising flagship projects to tackle the barriers to improved sorting, recycling and use of recycled content.Bakery manufacturers and retailers have already made progress towards increasing the recyclability and collection of their packaging. Hovis, for example, has added a new on-pack label and instructions encouraging consumers to dispose of their bread bags at plastic collection points in major retailers’ stores. Iceland, meanwhile, has committed to remove plastic packaging across all of its own brand items, including bakery ones, by the end of 2023.British Baker subscribers can find out more about how the industry is tackling the plastics challenge by reading our latest feature here. For a wider look at the waste and recycling issues faced by the bakery industry read our latest waste management feature here.