Resource Use

WRAP CEO Liz Goodwin receives OBE

The CEO of the Waste & Resources Action Programme, Dr Liz Goodwin, has been recognised with an OBE ‘for services to Business Resource Efficiency and the Environment’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2015, it was announced on Friday (12 June).

Goodwin has been at the helm of WRAP since 2007, and has overseen the launch and running of initiatives including Love Food Hate Waste, different phases of the Courtauld Commitment, the On-Pack Recycling Label, Love Your Clothes and the Electronic and Electricals Sustainability Action Plan.

More recently, she has guided WRAP through its transition to become a charity, following drastic cuts in its funding – in the seven years running to 2015/16, central government reduced the organisations funding by 72 per cent (£40.5 million) due to ‘pressure from finances’.

Responding to the announcement of her OBE, Goodwin said: “I’m honoured to receive this award, which I see very much as recognition for all the staff at WRAP, who have worked tirelessly to make the world a better place.

“We have a collective responsibility to review how we value and use our precious resources to meet today’s needs and those of future generations.

“That’s where mine and WRAP’s efforts will be focused as we head into the next phase of our work. It means working closely with governments, businesses and individuals, with shared goals and actions identified – all to the benefit of the environment, economy and society as a whole.”

Goodwin has regularly appeared near the top of Resource’s Hot 100 list, and an in-depth interview with her will be featured in Resource 81.

The full Queen’s Birthday Honours list can be found on the GOV.UK website