12 December 2014

Leading recycling body 'wraps' up charity status

global plastics recyclingRecycling activist Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has officially registered as a charity in a bid to access more sources of funding.


The move comes after WRSP – which was established by the government in 2000 – saw a reduction in its budget from government in successive years.


WRAP acts as a focal point for the UK recycling industry and works with businesses and local authorities manage waste and use resources efficiently. It is especially well-known for its campaigns to reduce food waste and reuse waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE).


“While much of WRAP’s work has always been charitable in nature, registering as a charity cements this philosophy by giving us more scope to explore new ways of working and develop new ideas,” explained WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin. “It also opens up opportunities to access new sources of funding through foundations and trusts.


“WRAP is valued for its role in bringing different groups together, to drive change, and I believe we are better able to play that role as a charity.”