The view from WRAP

  • Reform to regulations relating to packaging

    By: Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP Posted: 15 May 2018
    The Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, recently invited WRAP, along with INCPEN (Industry Council for Packaging and the Environment) and Defra’s Advisory Committee on Packaging (ACP) to facilitate a series of cross-sector discussions to inform how the UK could respond to and reduce the environmental impact of the way we use and dispose of plastic.For the last two months, we...
  • The unintended consequences of a War on Plastic

    By: Peter Maddox Posted: 19 Apr 2018
    I remember when tax breaks were introduced to encourage drivers to switch to diesel cars. It was with the best of intentions, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions and address climate change. The action made a difference, but in choosing to focus on one environmental impact, it neglected another – air pollution.  In recent years, evidence has grown that other emissions from diesel engines, notably...
  • It’s time for us all to take more responsibility for our waste

    By: Peter Maddox, Director at WRAP Posted: 5 Mar 2018
    First published by 2Degrees NetworkThe time has come for the UK to take more responsibility for its own waste. We should do this not only because China has stopped accepting low quality waste imports, or because post-Blue Planet there is unprecedented will to prevent waste from polluting the environment, but because we have a duty to ensure our waste is dealt with responsibly, whether in the UK...
  • Open letter on Plastic Waste and Recycling Strategy

    By: Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP Posted: 12 Feb 2018
    Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove, recently invited WRAP to facilitate a series of cross-sector discussions to inform how the UK could respond and reduce the environmental damage caused by the way we use and dispose of plastic.In this open letter to key stakeholders, chief executive Marcus Gover reports back on the outcomes of the meetings and puts forward a comprehensive set...
  • Food waste measurement really counts

    By: Peter Maddox Posted: 8 Feb 2018
    I doubt many of us would just hand over our debit card at the register, enter the four-digit code, and then leave without first checking the bill. But that’s effectively what every food business that doesn’t measure its food waste is doing, every day.For food businesses, measuring food waste can help save you money and keep operations efficient. But knowing how, where and even when to start can...