The view from WRAP

  • Plastic: friend or foe?

    By: Peter Maddox, Director of Government Programmes Posted: 23 Nov 2017
    Sir David Attenborough recently called for the world to act on plastic, after witnessing its impacts on marine life during the filming of his latest stunning TV series Blue Planet II. And when we see images of a turtle chasing a plastic bag, a pelican feeding its chick a plastic meal, or a blanket of plastic trash choking the ocean, it’s easy to appreciate why people are increasingly concerned...
  • Putting the business case to the test

    By: Linda Crichton, Head of Resource Management Posted: 21 Nov 2017
    It’s just over a year since we launched the Framework for greater consistency in household recycling in England, and it’s been a busy one with lots of work going on behind the scenes across the recycling supply chain. A major piece of work has been putting the national business case to the test at the local level. This has enabled us to assess the viability and appetite for service changes...