The view from WRAP

  • WRAP Cymru shines the spotlight on Welsh innovation and collaboration at its 2016 conference

    By: Julie Hill, WRAP Chair Posted: 30 Nov 2016
    It was my great pleasure last week to open the WRAP Cymru conference.  Wales has taken an international lead on sustainability through its Well-being of Future Generations Act – the extraordinary and so far unique measure of compelling public bodies to consider the effects of their decisions on generations to come.  The Act provides the wider context for an ambitious Welsh Government...
  • A recipe for people and planet

    By: Steve Creed Posted: 17 Oct 2016
    I’ll admit - I’m a Great British Bake Off fan. In fact, I like baking full stop. Many of us bake for fun or to relax, for special occasions or celebrations. I particularly like baking as a treat for friends, family and loved ones, so care and passion always goes into baking. And I’m not the only one – during the GBBO premier this year, there was a surge in people searching eBay for baking...
  • Going for gold – the race to beat global food waste

    By: Dr Richard Swannell, Director Development Programmes Posted: 26 Sep 2016
    2016 has been a huge year for UK athletes. Scores of sportsmen and women smashed personal bests and brought home an amazing haul of medals from Rio. The Olympic and Paralympic Games showcase the best in the world where skill, training, ambition and action are key to success. Watching the Games I was struck by how these same drivers are essential in another Herculean task that we all face,...
  • It's all about the jeans

    By: Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP Posted: 16 Sep 2016
    If you are going to talk the talk then you need to walk the walk.  That has never been more important than earlier this week when I delivered my first speech as WRAP CEO at RWM, and I decided to wear my Nudie jeans.  I didn’t realise they would cause so much interest on Twitter - although admittedly not quite as much as #RecycleWeek, which was trending at No3! - but I’m delighted they...
  • 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...