The view from WRAP

  • There is a pathway to reduce food loss and waste – now is the time to step up

    By: Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 20 Sep 2017
    As a Champion 12.3, I am committed to driving action to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal of halving food loss and waste by 2030.  It’s an ambitious target, but one as Champions we believe is not only achievable, but essential.Essential because it matters economically, environmentally and sociallyEconomically because the global economy is losing $940 billion every year;...
  • How moving towards a circular economy can drive productivity

    By: Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 21 Apr 2017
    It was good to see resource efficiency as part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper. This approach has the potential to deliver significant increases in the UK’s productivity, jobs and growth, as well as carbon and other environmental benefits, which is what I said in WRAP’s response.  In welcoming the current proposals for including resource efficiency in one of the strategy’...
  • Time to unite in the Food Waste Fight: The business case to act and reduce food waste and loss

    By: Marcus Gover, CEO WRAP Posted: 7 Mar 2017
    With one third of all food produced on this planet wasted or lost, food waste is a colossal challenge we can’t afford to ignore.  Neither can businesses, municipalities, and governments afford to ignore our new report, co-authored with the World Resources Institute, on behalf of Champions 12.3.‘The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss and Waste’ report finds significant returns for company...
  • WRAP Cymru shines the spotlight on Welsh innovation and collaboration at its 2016 conference

    By: Julie Hill, WRAP Chair Posted: 30 Nov 2016
    It was my great pleasure last week to open the WRAP Cymru conference.  Wales has taken an international lead on sustainability through its Well-being of Future Generations Act – the extraordinary and so far unique measure of compelling public bodies to consider the effects of their decisions on generations to come.  The Act provides the wider context for an ambitious Welsh Government...
  • WRAP Cymru’n canolbwyntio ar arloesedd a chydweithredu yng Nghymru yn ystod Cynhadledd 2016

    By: Julie Hill, WRAP Chair Posted: 30 Nov 2016
    Yr wythnos ddiwethaf, cefais y fraint o agor Cynhadledd WRAP Cymru. Mae Cymru yn arwain y maes rhyngwladol o ran cynaliadwyedd trwy Ddeddf Llesiant Cenedlaethau’r Dyfodol – y mesur hynod ac unigryw o ysgogi cyrff cyhoeddus i ystyried effeithiau eu penderfyniadau ar genhedloedd y dyfodol. Mae’r Ddeddf yn darparu cyd-destun ehangach ar gyfer agenda uchelgeisiol Llywodraeth Cymru ar wella ffyniant a...
  • Going for gold – the race to beat global food waste

    By: Dr Richard Swannell, Director Development Programmes Posted: 26 Sep 2016
    2016 has been a huge year for UK athletes. Scores of sportsmen and women smashed personal bests and brought home an amazing haul of medals from Rio. The Olympic and Paralympic Games showcase the best in the world where skill, training, ambition and action are key to success. Watching the Games I was struck by how these same drivers are essential in another Herculean task that we all face,...
  • Cyflenwi Cymru Effeithlon o ran Adnoddau

    By: Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP Posted: 4 Nov 2014
    Mae’r si oedd ar led yn swyddfa WRAP Cymru yn hawlio fy sylw heddiw, a hynny am resymau amlwg. Ar draul llwyddiant diweddar y gynhadledd, mae WRAP Cymru yn awr yn gweithio ar bartneriaeth newydd gyda’r Ymddiriedolaeth Carbon. Rydym ni wedi ennill dau gytundeb Llywodraeth Cymru gwerth dros £1 miliwn – i gyflenwi cymorth effeithlonrwydd adnoddau i fusnesau a sector cyhoeddus Cymru. Mae’r cytundebau...
  • Come and Join Us!

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 9 Sep 2014
    On Thursday 11 September Love Food Hate Waste’s Liquid Greens Machine rolls into Cardiff to launch an exciting project in conjunction with Cardiff Council and Sainsbury’s. Over the next two years residents will be encouraged to help reduce food waste and save money by doing just one thing differently to cut the amount of food that’s thrown away. The Liquid Greens Machine will be at the castle end...
  • Mae’r Sioe Frenhinol Cymru yn dangos y sbectrwm o ein gwaith yng nghymru

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 25 Jul 2014
    Yr wythnos hon cefais y pleser o fynychu Sioe Frenhinol Cymru. Mae’n arddangosfa ragorol o bopeth sy’n wych am Gymru – gan gynnwys y tywydd eleni. Mae hefyd yn helpu arddangos rhai o’r nifer o ffyrdd y mae WRAP yn gweithio yng Nghymru. Fel rhan o’n gwaith i gefnogi’r sectorau lletygarwch, twristiaeth, bwyd a diod, trefnom archwiliad gwastraff yn ystod pedwar diwrnod y sioe. Bydd hyn yn rhoi...
  • The Royal Welsh Show Illustrates the Range of our Work in Wales

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 25 Jul 2014
    This week I had the pleasure of attending the Royal Welsh Show. It’s a fantastic showcase of all that is great about Wales - including this year the weather. It also helps to illustrate some of the many ways in which WRAP works in Wales.  As part of our work supporting the hospitality, tourism, food and drink sectors we arranged a waste audit during the four days of the show. This will...
  • WRAP Cymru’s Contribution to Commercial Recycling Success

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 10 Jun 2014
    Today (10 June) Natural Resources Wales published surveys of commercial and industrial and construction and demolition waste in Wales in 2012. The reports highlight some real successes, including in the retail and wholesale sector where the recycling rate in 2012 was 80 per cent. In the commercial sector as a whole, 68 per cent of waste was recycled in 2012, compared to just 37 per cent in...
  • Y Pŵer i Sgwrsio

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 16 May 2014
    Wyddoch chi y teflir cyfanswm syfrdanol o 5.8  tatws i ffwrdd yn y DU bob dydd? Neu fod pobi tatws yn hytrach na’u berwi a’u stwnshio yn gallu helpu i osgoi gwastraff bwyd? Dysgais hyn, a llawer mwy, mewn sesiwn hyfforddi ar gyfer WRAP Cymru a drefnwyd gan ein cydweithwyr Jo ac Eifion, ein hyfforddwyr rhaeadru newydd Hoffi Bwyd Casáu Gwastraff. Maent yn gweithio gyda busnesau, grwpiau...
  • The Power of Conversation

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 16 May 2014
    Did you know that a staggering 5.8 million potatoes are thrown away in the UK every day? Or that baking potatoes rather than boiling and mashing them can help avoid food waste? I learned this, and much more, at a training session for WRAP Cymru organised by our colleagues Jo and Eifion, our Love Food Hate Waste cascade trainers. They work with businesses, community groups and other organisations...
  • Cydweithio yw'r Ateb i Lwyddiant

    By: Carl Nichols Posted: 11 Apr 2014
    Ar ôl gweithio i WRAP am yn agos at ddegawd, yn fwyaf diweddar fel Pennaeth Busnes a Marchnadoedd, roeddwn i’n llawn cyffro yn dechrau fy swydd newydd fel Pennaeth WRAP Cymru'r mis hwn. Mae wedi bod yn fraint gweithio gyda chydweithwyr talentog ac ymroddgar trwy gydol y degawd diwethaf, ac rwy’n edrych ymlaen at weithio gyda thîm WRAP Cymru a chyfrannu at ein llwyddiant parhaus. Mae gan Gymru...
  • Llongyfarchiadau i Bettina

    By: Beth Winkley Posted: 15 Oct 2013
    Fel y gallwch ddychmygu, rydym i gyd yn brysur iawn ar hyn o bryd yn cynllunio ar gyfer Cynhadledd WRAP Cymru, ond roeddwn eisiau cymryd yr amser i roi gwybod i chi am newyddion cyffrous o Frwsel. Rwy’n falch dros ben i gyhoeddi bod Rheolwr Prosiectau Ewropeaidd WRAP Cymru, Bettina Gilbert, wedi ennill Gwobr 2013 y Gymdeithas Prosiectau Ewropeaidd am Gyflawniad Eithriadol mewn Datblygiad Lleol a...
  • Congratulations Bettina

    By: Beth Winkley Posted: 15 Oct 2013
    As you can imagine, we’re all very busy at the moment planning for the WRAP Cymru Conference, but I wanted to make time to tell you about some exciting news from Brussels.I’m extremely proud to announce that WRAP Cymru European Projects Manager Bettina Gilbert has won the European Project Association’s 2013 Award for Outstanding Achievement in Local and Regional Development of the EU. Bettina...
  • Cyfrif y dyddiau tan y Gynhadledd

    By: Beth Winkley Posted: 30 Aug 2013
      Un funud rydych chi’n edrych ymlaen at wyliau’r haf, y funud nesaf, mae’r hydref ar ei ffordd. O’m rhan i, mae tywydd arbennig yr haf fel petai wedi gwneud i’r tymor ruthro heibio hyd yn oed yn gynt na’r arfer ac mae’n anodd credu bod mis Medi ar ein gwarthaf wrth i mi ysgrifennu hwn. Diolch byth, rwy’n rhy brysur i hel meddyliau ynghylch y boreau oer a’r nosweithiau tywyll gan fod cymaint...
  • Countdown to the Conference

    By: Beth Winkley Posted: 30 Aug 2013
    One minute you’re looking forward to the summer holidays, the next autumn’s on its way. I don’t know about you but this summer’s wonderful weather seems to have made the season rush by even more quickly than usual and it’s hard to believe as I write this that September’s almost here. Fortunately I’m too busy to have time to dwell on the chilly mornings and dark evenings, as there’s a lot going...
  • Tlws yw Popeth Bychan

    By: Beth Winkley Posted: 16 Aug 2013
    Hoffwn rannu peth newyddion cyffrous gyda chi am ein prosiect ARID, sy’n cael ei hariannu gan Gronfa Datblygu Rhanbarthol yr Undeb Ewropeaidd trwy Lywodraeth Cymru. Mae ARID yn ariannu cyfleusterau ailbrosesu arloesol sy’n delio â gwastraff masnachol a diwydiannol, ynghyd â chasgliadau ailgylchu wrth fusnesau. Yn ogystal, mae yna grant i weithgynhyrchwyr sydd eisiau defnyddio cynnwys sydd wedi’i...
  • Yr Agenda Twf Gwyrdd o Fudd i Gymru

    By: Beth Winkley Posted: 28 May 2013
    Cynhaliodd Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru drafodaeth o’r enw Hyrwyddo Twf Gwyrdd drwy Effeithlonrwydd adnodd y mis hwn.Mae’n anodd meddwl y byddai trafodaeth o’r fath wedi digwydd hyd yn oed ychydig yn unig o flynyddoedd yn ôl. Arferid credu nad oedd perthynas o gwbl rhwng twf economaidd a gwarchod yr amgylchedd. Ond fel y dywedodd Y Gweinidog dros Adnoddau Naturiol yn ei araith agoriadol, ‘Mae twf...