• About

  • How does WRAP work?
  • How is WRAP governed?

How does WRAP work?

We work in the areas creating the most waste. We bring together the right people from business, governments and communities. Together we come up with practical solutions that make a real difference.

We provide information, tools, advice and help so that decisions are made that lead to action. We do this in four ways:

Research, evidence, advocacy and technical support

Everything we do is based on evidence. We have a track record of publishing ground-breaking research. We go further by explaining what the evidence means. This enables us to work with partners to create the right solutions that work.

Facilitating collaborative action and voluntary agreements

Governments, businesses and communities can’t achieve rapid change alone. We bring them together to reach the large scale change needed. We agree challenging and measurable targets which everyone commits to deliver.

Some of our agreements include:

Designing, creating and managing citizen campaigns

We develop campaigns to help citizens prevent food waste, care for their clothing and recycle as much as possible. Our campaigns are based on research and insight. We talk to citizens directly and through our partners. Our citizen campaigns include:

Evaluating our impact

We measure the outputs of our work and its impact on the environment and the economy. Learn more about our approach to evaluation.

How is WRAP governed?

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee governed by its Articles of Association dated 6 April 2018. The liability of the members of the Company is limited to £1 per member. WRAP registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales in December 2014. WRAP’s aims and objects are the promotion and encouragement of sustainable resource use by means of:

  • the promotion and facilitation of sustainable product design, waste minimisation, re-use, recycling and reprocessing of waste materials and sustainable waste management;
  • the provision and encouragement of expertise, knowledge and best practice in relation to sustainable resource use; and
  • the improvement of understanding of the waste stream and the opportunities for re-use, recycling and reprocessing.

In reviewing our charitable objectives and as part of forward planning, the Trustees have taken account of the Charity Commission’s guidance on public benefit and considered how our planned programme of work will consistently contribute to the charity’s aims and objects.

The Trustees

The directors of the charitable company (the charity) are its Trustees for the purposes of charity law.

Sue Corbett
Julie Hill MBE (Chair)
Anne Jenkin (Baroness Jenkin of Kennington)
Robert Longley-Cook
Jim Oatridge OBE
Marc Stephens
Sophie Thomas