The view from WRAP

  • Why we should be focusing on clothing as well as plastics

    By: Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 26 Nov 2018
    This month, I had the pleasure of attending a conference to hear first-hand from those far-sighted businesses who have signed up to the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan. Those who helped kick everything off in 2012 deserve real credit for being the early adopters to a holistic approach which addresses the entire life-cycle of textiles and clothing. They signed up for real change and there’s been...
  • Businesses leading the way in eco-innovation

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP Posted: 23 Nov 2018
    At WRAP, we have done a lot of work making the business case for sustainability; demonstrating how it is possible to strike the balance between what is good for a company’s profit line and for the planet.We believe that we have to shift from the linear make, use, dispose culture to a circular one which embeds sustainable production and consumption and prevents us from plundering the planet’s...
  • From farm to fridge: how we can all play our part in reducing milk waste

    By: Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 8 Nov 2018
    I’m feeling pretty pleased with myself: I’ve just tweaked the temperature control dial in our fridge. And it’s shocking to think that if every household made sure their fridges were no warmer than 5°C, the loss of milk in the UK each year would be cut by 50,000 tonnes. These lost ‘pintas’ cost a remarkable £25 million.WRAP has just completed a detailed analysis of the scale of milk wasted from...
  • ‘Bioplastics’: help or hindrance to achieving a circular plastics economy?

    By: Julie Hill, Chair, WRAP Posted: 2 Nov 2018
    The recent summit of The UK Plastics Pact aired many successes, but also some challenges, and one was the role of biodegradable and compostable plastics. The Pact target is for all packaging to be re-useable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The ability for plastic to join food or garden waste in a compost heap and return to the soil, or, if loose in the environment, to magically melt...