The view from WRAP

  • House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (Fixing Fashion)

    By: Peter Maddox Posted: 19 Feb 2019
    Today’s report from the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee (Fixing Fashion) is a welcome appraisal of the situation regarding clothing; how we make and use our clothes. The report makes damning reading from a social and environmental perspective, focussing on fashion’s contribution towards climate change and plastic pollution, and it should serve as a wake-up call to every consumer....
  • Office for Environmental Protection

    By: Julie Hill, WRAP Chair Posted: 15 Feb 2019
    Governance post-EU exit is a national conversation, and there are radical implications for how environmental governance will be conducted.Draft clauses for the Environment (Principles and Governance) Bill were published on 19 December. They aim to enshrine environmental principles, including the ‘polluter pays’ and ‘precautionary’ principles, in English law. A new Office for Environmental...
  • New report serves up savings for restaurants in reducing food waste

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 14 Feb 2019
    These are lean times for the restaurant industry.According to a recent study by accountants Price Bailey, the number of restaurant insolvencies has reached a record high, with an average of four closing every day. A range of factors, they say, including market saturation, rising costs and changing consumer spending habits, are all combining to put pressure on the sector.Which is why the release...
  • How we might change the Food System for good

    By: Richard Swannell, Director WRAP Global Posted: 7 Feb 2019
    As the world’s most powerful leaders assembled in the snowy climes of Davos last month, the talk on everyone’s lips was what UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres told the elite forum was “the defining issue of our time”: climate change.A World Economic Forum survey ahead of the meeting said it was the leading concern of participants across the globe. Speakers lined up to rally the crowd to take...
  • Courtauld 2025 Summit 2019: A chance to reflect and refresh

    By: Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 5 Feb 2019
    On the train going to the annual Courtauld 2025 Summit in Birmingham last week, I was reflecting on the growing public consciousness about the impact that the current global food system is having on our own health and the health of the planet. The emerging consensus that this is no longer sustainable was neatly echoed in the title of the UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy’s dedicated...