The view from WRAP

  • So much water - and only one pair of jeans to show for it!

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP Posted: 30 Aug 2011
    Here’s a knotty post-bank holiday question for you: how much water is used to help make just one pair of jeans?If you step right back to the start of the process, to the growing of the cotton from which the jeans will be made, the astonishing fact is that more than 10,000 litres of water will go into that single pair.  To put this into context, according to Water UK, the average adult uses...
  • Economic slowdown – the secrets of survival?

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP Posted: 22 Aug 2011
    Slowing economic growth, fears of a spreading European debt crisis, stock market slumps – it all makes for a very depressing and uncertain summer as far as business is concerned. For WRAP, a gloomy business environment brings its own challenges: how can we best respond to the changing economic climate and make sure we continue to deliver value for all our stakeholders.   Businesses can...
  • A sad farewell

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP Posted: 18 Aug 2011
    I couldn’t let this week pass by without making mention of the sad passing of two influential characters from the world of recycling. Ray Anderson and Kit Strange both made great contributions to the debate and activities surrounding sustainability and all things recycling, and they will leave gaps that will be hard to fill. Ray Anderson was founder of Interface and a long-time champion of...
  • Riots, green brooms and recycling on the go

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP Posted: 15 Aug 2011
    Having recently come back from my honeymoon, watching the news coverage of the riots in cities around Britain certainly brought me back down to earth with a bump. It must be heart-breaking for the affected communities to see their homes and businesses looted and vandalised, or worse - particularly for those who’ve put time and effort in improving and caring for their surroundings. Given the...