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Waste and Resources Action Programme WRAP
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) envisions a world in which all resources can be used sustainably. Established as a not-for-profit company in 2000, WRAP is a registered charity with a mission to promote and accelerate the move to a resource efficient economy and to protect natural resources. It does this through:
- Product sustainability - reinvention of the design, creation and selling of products.
- Behavioural change - reinvention of how products are consumed.
- Waste and resource management - redefining what is possible through preventing and minimising waste and promoting the reuse of materials and recycling.
They take action where their work can have the greatest impact and benefit the greatest number of people, whether that is from an economic, social or environmental standpoint. Their activities focus on four resource incentive sectors:
Strong relationships with government, decisions makers and business leaders allow WRAP to influence policy, people and the supply chain. They work closely with the EU, the UN and other stakeholders and funders.
- Providing oversight.
- Determining strategy.
- Approving the medium term plan and annual budget.
- Monitoring performance.
- Monitoring business risks.
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