WRAP shortlisted for global circular economy award

12th December 2016

WRAP, the UK’s resource efficiency expert, is a Circulars Awards finalist; recognised for its work towards delivering a circular economy.  Shortlisted in the Government, Cities and Regions category, WRAP is up against strong competition from organisations around the world, including entrants from Canada, China and South Africa.

The Circulars is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders and is the world’s premier circular economy award program. It recognises individuals and organisations from commerce and civil society from across the globe that have made notable contributions to the circular economy in the private sector, public sector and society.

Entrants to the awards are leading the way in driving innovation and growth that is decoupled from the use of scarce natural resources.

WRAP’s submission was focussed on its Products and Services programme of work, for which the circular economy is core. It was able to demonstrate leadership, innovation and value creation through its collaborative voluntary agreements such as the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP) and the Electrical and Electronics sustainability action plan (esap), which transform industry by generating action through sustainability. Its work leading the pioneering Resource Efficient Business Model (REBus) project was also highlighted as a great example of value creation through providing tailored support to a range of organisations to achieve business transformation.

Steve Creed, Director of Business Programmes at WRAP, said: “We’re delighted to be a finalist for these awards and be recognised for our contribution to the circular economy.

“WRAP has been working closely with the textiles and electricals sectors in the UK, and in Europe, through our action plans – esap, SCAP and ECAP* - and the REBus project, to drive behaviour change and move us toward more innovation in business. Of course we’d really like to bring home the award in January, but being a finalist is a fantastic achievement and testament to the hard work of all those involved here at WRAP.”

The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2017.

To sese more on the awards, other categories and finalists, please visit: www.thecriculars.org


Notes to editor:

*ECAP – European Clothing Action Plan

See these links for more on:

About ECAP
The European Clothing Action Plan is an EU LIFE funded project supported by the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community.  It is co-ordinated by WRAP, MADE-BY, Rijkswaterstaat (part of the Dutch ministry of Infrastructure and Environment), Danish Fashion Institute and the London Waste and Recycling Board.

About REBus
REBus is an EU LIFE+ funded partnership project.  It is led by WRAP who works alongside four other partners to deliver REBus and inspire innovative change:  Rijkswaterstaat, the Aldersgate Group, KTN and the University of Northampton.
The REBus project is supported by the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community.

About CRM
Critical Raw Materials Closed Loop Recovery is an EU LIFE funded project supported by the contribution of the LIFE financial instrument of the European Community.  It is co-ordinated by WRAP, the European Recycling Platform (ERP), the European Advanced Recycling Network (EARN), the Wuppertal Institute and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN).

About WRAP
• First established in 2000, WRAP is a not for profit organisation and registered charity whose vision is a world where resources are used sustainably. WRAP works with governments, businesses and communities to deliver practical solutions to improve resource efficiency.
• Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable resource-efficient economy through:
a. re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products,
b. re-thinking how we use and consume products, and
c. re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling.


Clare Usher

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