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Podcast / Food Futures

The Plastic Pact: How WRAP is helping tackle the impact of plastic pollution

Tackling the impact of plastic pollution is key to building a sustainable food industry and a circular economy. How can the food and drink industry help become leaders in transitioning to an environmentally-friendly future? The Plastic Pact is a pioneering scheme that is looking to help.

As part of our packaging innovation podcast series, this podcast will explore the UK’s pioneering Plastics Pact, its ambitions and progress to date and how WRAP Global is now leading a global network to tackle the impact of plastic pollution and move to a circular economy. Joining us for this fascinating look into the Plastics Pact is Peter Skelton, Head of Strategic Partnerships, WRAP.

About Peter Skelton

Peter is WRAP Global’s Strategic Partnerships Manager.  In this role he works with WRAP’s strategic business partners in the UK and internationally to help deliver our shared vision on resource efficiency and waste prevention by informing, advising and helping shape their sustainability priorities. 

Peter has worked on all four phases of WRAP’s pioneering voluntary agreement, The Courtauld Commitment, working extensively with leading retailers and brands to implement initiatives that deliver efficiencies and environmental improvements in the areas of food waste prevention, packaging, recycling and operational waste reduction.  

He has also worked with businesses on consumer engagement with WRAP’s LoveFoodHateWaste campaign.  

Peter led on the development and launch of The UK Plastics Pact – the first of a global network of Pacts to help tackle plastic waste and develop a circular economy for plastic packaging. He is therefore well placed to approach the challenge, and opportunities, of the packaging / food waste debate. 

His expertise is based on a strong combination of an extensive knowledge on environmental issues from 16 years at WRAP, with over 12 years’ in commercial marketing and product development roles in the UK grocery and retail sector. Peter has represented WRAP extensively in the UK, Europe and globally in delivering, developing and promoting WRAP’s work. 

Peter has a degree in Geography from the University of Manchester, diplomas in Marketing and is a Chartered Waste Manager with the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM).  

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