The view from WRAP

  • Britain recycles – because it matters

    By: Peter Maddox, Director at WRAP Posted: 27 Sep 2018
    It’s bin day. But there are no kerbside recycling collections today – or on any other day. And not just in our street or town. Across the country, there are no blue, green or brown bins. In the home or on-the go. Recycling, it seems, is dead.Bear with me on this, as it is obviously fiction: after all, this is written in Recycle Week, our annual celebration of the benefits of recycling. But what...
  • We’re on a road to halving food waste – now let’s drive it forward

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO, WRAP Posted: 25 Sep 2018
    This year we broke a new world record. But it wasn’t anything to celebrate.This year, Earth Overshoot Day fell on the earliest day of the year ever - since the world began recording the date it exceeded its available natural resources for the year, way back in the 1970s. Every day since Wednesday 1st August 2018 we’ve effectively been living on credit from the planet’s resources –...