WRAP announces appointment of new CEO

Climate action NGO WRAP has announced the appointment of Harriet Lamb as its new CEO. Ms Lamb is an experienced CEO including having built the global movement Fairtrade which fights for better conditions and fair prices for smallholder farmers and workers across the developing world. She said: “I am thrilled to be joining the ace-team at WRAP given their impressive track record of finding solutions, bringing partners together and dialling up the impact. “I look forward to scaling WRAP’s respected programmes tackling the issues of waste, carbon and water while…

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WRAP appoints Sebastian Munden as new Chair

Sebastian Munden, former Executive Vice President and General Manager for Unilever UK & Ireland has joined WRAP as its new Chair to help drive forward action against critical climate milestones. Munden, who stepped down from Unilever earlier this year, officially joins the climate action NGO later this month to replace Julie Hill, who was Chair for two consecutive terms. Sebastian Munden, WRAP Chair, said “I am delighted to join WRAP at this key stage in its twenty-year history. The next few years will be critical for people and the planet.…

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WRAP’s Retail Survey Shows Retailers Are Taking Steps To Reduce Household Food Waste, But More Needs To Be Done

WRAP’s latest Retail Survey shows that actions are being taken on how food is labelled by retailers and brands to help people avoid food waste happening at home. However, with COP27 fresh in people’s minds, the climate action NGO also warns that more needs to be done to help curb the impact the UK’s food waste is having on climate change. To help reduce food waste further and faster, WRAP’s Retail Survey assessed actions against best practice guidance developed by WRAP, in association with the Food Standards Agency and Defra.…

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WRAP confirms sponsors Kenwood, Lidl and Panasonic for Food Waste Action Week 2023

WRAP is pleased to announce that Kenwood, Lidl and Panasonic are confirmed sponsors for Food Waste Action Week (FWAW) 2023. Ocado Retail led the way becoming the first sponsor in August 2022. WRAP’s citizen-facing brand, Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) is running its third annual FWAW focusing on the theme of ‘Win. Don’t Bin’, encouraging citizens to make their food go further by demonstrating how using up all the food they buy saves time and money. Food Waste Action Week – the UK’s largest food waste behaviour change campaign – will run from Monday 6th…

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84% of UK households are unintentionally contaminating their recycling bins

New public insights released by Recycle Now – part of climate action NGO, WRAP – have found that we are a nation of wish cyclers,with the vast majority of well-intentioned households trying to recycle items that should not go in the recycling bin, in an effort to do their bit. Contaminants affect the quality of the recycling, its value and in extreme cases mean that the recycling has to be disposed of rather than recycled. In response, this year’s Recycle Week 2022 (17th – 23rd October 2022) was themed ‘Let’s…

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