The view from WRAP

  • 2019: new year, new ambitions and a new Resources and Waste Strategy

    By: Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 21 Dec 2018
    The government’s Resources and Waste strategy has been welcomed by the recycling sector. Ambitious and radical, there are some eye-catching policies: businesses and manufacturers will pay the full net cost of recycling or disposing of their packaging waste; shoppers will be charged an up-front deposit when buying drinks in single-use containers; it will be easier for people to know what they can...
  • Resources and Waste Strategy: A major step forward, with lots to do

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 17 Dec 2018
    There has been a lot of expectation that the Government’s long-awaited Resources and Waste Strategy would provide the right mix of cohesive policy and fiscal drivers to rejuvenate the resources sector and support the wider economy in England. At WRAP, we were clear that the Strategy had to deliver some fundamental changes to incentivise businesses, local government and citizens to do the...
  • WRAP’s first 18 years – saluting success and looking to the future

    By: Julie Hill, WRAP Chair Posted: 14 Dec 2018
    The first Chair of WRAP, Vic Cocker, thought that WRAP only needed to exist for a few years. The then Government had given WRAP a very specific job to do – find markets for the increasing quantity of recyclables being collected from households, as policy-makers aimed to push the UK up the European recycling league table. It worked – in 2000, at WRAP’s inception, household recycling was 11%, and...