The view from WRAP

  • Let’s work together to recalibrate our failing food system

    By: Dr Richard Swannell, Director, WRAP Global Posted: 22 May 2020
    WRAP has long known that interventions are most effective when they are rooted in evidence, and when they are collaborative. The past two months has only reinforced this. At the same time, more people are recognising that our global food system is harming our planet – and us.It is failing to feed the whole global population, as nearly a billion people don’t get enough to eat, whilst fuelling...
  • Food waste prevention in a time of pandemic

    By: Peter Maddox Posted: 21 May 2020
    By Peter Maddox, Director WRAP and Anne Bordier, Charity Programmes Director, IGDFollowing nearly two decades of research and innovation, the UK has become a world leader in the field of food waste prevention, with businesses across the supply chain truly committed to tackling this important issue. With the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic upon us, more immediate business priorities are rightly...
  • A short space of time but a long distance travelled in the road towards a world free of plastic pollution

    By: Dr Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 15 May 2020
    One of my last engagements before lockdown was in Brussels to join an impressive cast of politicians and business leaders at the launch of the European Plastics Pact; for which WRAP will provide the secretariat.It was the latest in a string of similar high-profile Plastic Pact launch events which have taken place around the world – including in France, Chile, the Netherlands, South Africa, and...
  • A reported drop in food waste gives us real hope for the future

    By: Sarah Clayton, Head of Citizen Behaviour Change Posted: 5 May 2020
    Like everyone, I’ve been adapting to my new life in lockdown. With continued concerns about loved ones combined with entertaining an energetic toddler whilst working from home, it’s not been without challenge, but now that we’re in week eight of this new reality I’m starting to find some kind of rhythm.Part of that rhythm involves mealtimes. I’m at home for lunch more than ever before since the...