The view from WRAP

  • A golden opportunity awaits

    By: Marcus Gover Posted: 29 Jul 2016
    It may not come as a big shock to learn that Brexit has been one of the most common talking points since I became WRAP CEO. Most people ask me what impact I think it will have on the environment and on the waste and resources industry in particular. Some people have even stated that I am unlucky to be CEO at this time, but rest assured I don’t see it this way. Whilst a UK vote to leave the...
  • Employee number 40 signing off

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP Posted: 28 Jun 2016
    This is it. After 15 years, 9 as CEO – I bid a fond farewell to WRAP - my baby. Joining was one of the best decisions of my life. Whereas leaving is the hardest decision, because I believe hand on heart that it is the best organisation in the world. It can deliver so much positive change, not just at home, but increasingly on an international stage.It’s something that I hear wherever I go –...
  • The root of the UK’s food waste success story - Courtauld

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin Posted: 16 Mar 2016
    There’s something humbling about seeing a tree which you know carries a story. Fortingall churchyard in Perthshire for example, is home to the famous Fortingall Yew – and at over 3,000 years old, is thought to be the oldest living thing in Britain. It’s amazing to think how many people have come to pass it in their time. Just like the apple tree that grew in my Mother’s garden, it was there...
  • Minimising food waste and food loss - a cause worth championing

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin Posted: 22 Jan 2016
    There is one issue that contributes to 8% of the world’s global greenhouse gas emissions. If it were a country, it would be the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, only behind the USA and China. This same issue, also costs the world $940 billion annually –almost a trillion.   I am talking about food waste, and food loss. A third of all food is either being lost from farm...