Waste & Resources Action Programme

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Liz Goodwin, WRAP CEO

WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) WRAP works with businesses, individuals and communities to achieve a circular economy through helping them reduce waste, develop sustainable products and use resources in an efficiency way.

WRAP was established in 2000 as an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.[1] It receives funding from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Northern Ireland Executive, the Welsh Government and the European Union.

WRAP developed the "Recycle Now"[2] and "Love Food Hate Waste" and "Love your clothes initiatives.[3] [4] These aim to help businesses, local authorities, community groups and individuals recycle and reuse more, and reduce food waste.

Over recent years it has also brokered a number of voluntary agreements with business including:

  • The construction sector – more than 700 companies have pledged to halve their waste to landfill by 2012[5]
  • The retail sector – through the Courtauld Commitment[6] food and drink organisations are working together to reduce packaging waste. The sector is also seeking to reduce food waste, water usage and the use of materials in manufacturing and processing.

WRAP is supporting a circular economy by assessing how we design, make, sell, re-use and recycle products.

WRAP provides a resource efficiency helpline to answer questions about how to cut waste and recycle more – Freephone 0808 100 2040.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Company structure and governance | WRAP UK". Wrap.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ "where and how to recycle - Official UK recycling campaign". Recycle Now. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  3. ^ "Stop Food Waste, Find Recipes, Save Money". Love Food Hate Waste. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  4. ^ http://loveyourclothes.org.uk/
  5. ^ "Halving waste to landfill | WRAP UK". Wrap.org.uk. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  6. ^ [1][dead link]

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