The view from WRAP

  • The UK Plastics Pact One Year On: Foundations are laid; let’s build on them

    By: By Marcus Gover CEO, WRAP Posted: 21 May 2019
    The UK Plastics Pact One Year On: Foundations are laid; let’s build on themAll of us gathered at the launch of The UK Plastics Pact last year  – politicians, business leaders and my colleagues at WRAP - were aware of the unique opportunity we had to redefine our relationship with this material which had become part of our daily lives. And to fix forever the broken plastic packaging system...
  • Resources and waste policy: the need for joined-up thinking

    By: Dr Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 17 May 2019
    I had a timely and welcome opportunity this week to set out WRAP’s approach to sustainable packaging – only a day or two after the four government consultations on resources and waste policy closed. I was a witness at the first hearing of The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee’s Inquiry into plastic food and drink packaging. The topic was quite specific, but it raised many of...
  • Food waste is an unpalatable truth we all have to confront

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 15 May 2019
    In the sunshine of the courtyard at the V&A Museum on Monday a diverse crowd of scientists, business leaders, politicians, councillors, campaigners, academics and restaurateurs gathered to enjoy a feast of leftovers cooked up by a star-studded cast of celebrity chefs. It was the perfect prelude to the ‘Step up to the Plate’ Food Symposium organised this week by the Food Surplus and Waste...
  • Can any ONE change the world?

    By: By Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 7 May 2019
    You’d have to be living on another planet not to have been aware of the current focus in the UK on the future of our own planet. Of the many questions raised over climate change, one affects us all: can we as individuals make any difference? If so, what can, and should we do? The answers lie in a cocktail of politics, science and good-old gut reaction.Three recent events last month stand out for...