The view from WRAP

  • Investment needed to supercharge food waste reduction in businesses and make them future proof

    By: Claire Kneller, Head of Global Food Posted: 29 Jul 2020
    How to survive is understandably the main priority for hard-hit businesses as they salvage what they can from the wreckage of lockdown. But those which go on to thrive will have used this unique moment to invest in changes to their business which hardwire in resilience to future shocks.Those who take a myopic view and shelve sustainability do so at their peril. The pandemic was a dress rehearsal...
  • My simple guide to wasting less food as lockdown lifts

    By: Sarah Clayton, Head of Citizen Behaviour Change Posted: 29 Jul 2020
    This week I was lucky enough to get my hair cut, in a real hair salon, with real people and everything! Aside from having my temperature checked before I was allowed in, hand sanitiser bottles everywhere, gaps between seating and hairdressers in plastic visors, it felt like a just a little bit of ‘normal’ after months of upheaval.As lockdown restrictions start to lift across the UK and we wonder...
  • Systemic change essential if we’re to combat problem plastics

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 27 Jul 2020
    When I started out in my career as a chemical engineer, personal protective equipment, or PPE, was what we wore in the lab when conducting hazardous experiments. After joining WRAP in 2007, PPE meant the steel toe-cap boots, high-vis jackets and hard hats of waste transfer stations and anaerobic digestion plants. I never imagined that one day I’d be wearing a mask to do something as everyday as...
  • Gearing up for Recycle Week – we need you to get on board

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 21 Jul 2020
    It’s sometimes felt as if life has been put on hold while the world tried to hold the onslaught of COVID-19 at bay. But, thankfully, some things have continued. Sometimes against all the odds. So, parks are still being kept tidy, streets are cleaned, and our bins are being emptied.I was delighted to hear recently that some councils are reporting that recycling has actually increased; some by as...