The view from WRAP

  • Innovating for greener packaging

    By: Dr Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 24 Feb 2020
    I always enjoy a trip to Birmingham. It’s not difficult to imagine what it must have been like when the city was the powerhouse of the Industrial Revolution; the ‘City of a Thousand Trades’ as it was named, where creativity and innovation were treasured and nurtured. It must have been a fantastically stimulating place to be.Not only did it spawn a network of small workshops where specialised and...
  • Supporting the Welsh plastic revolution

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 18 Feb 2020
    As I was walking along part of Wales’ beautiful coastal path at the weekend, I couldn’t help but be distracted by the rubbish brought in on the tide.  It got me thinking about the type of economy that Wales should have: a circular one where plastic is re-used.  Where discarded plastic containers – for example – don’t become eye sores or landfill waste but become useful products again.To...
  • Great strides from Courtauld signatories on food waste prevention

    By: Dr Peter Maddox, Director, WRAP UK Posted: 24 Jan 2020
    This blog is about success and I'm proud to highlight it. This week WRAP has published a report outlining the excellent progress that has been made against the Courtauld 2025 agreement’s food waste and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions targets. These are helping the UK meet its food waste target under Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12.3. Between 2015 and 2018, annual food and drink waste...
  • How to make the clothing sector fit for a net zero world?

    By: Peter Maddox, Director WRAP UK Posted: 17 Jan 2020
    Before Christmas, I made my pledge to become part of WRAP’s #DonationGeneration. Why? Well, as our Love Your Clothes website says, “Did you know that in the UK around 336,000 tonnes of our unwanted clothing gets thrown away every year? And it’s wreaking havoc on our planet”. To illustrate how bad the problem is, I was recently shown an article in a fashion magazine that praised celebrities’ ‘...
  • Why green money, and why now?

    By: Julie Hill, WRAP Chair Posted: 7 Jan 2020
    On the last day of the last decade, the outgoing Governor of the Bank of England issued a stark warning to the world. He noted that the financial sector had begun to curb investments in fossil fuels, but far too slowly. He said leading pension fund analysis "is that if you add up the policies of all of the companies out there, they are consistent with warming of 3.7-3.8C”. He made it clear that...