Liz Goodwin, chief executive of WRAP, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours.
Goodwin receives the award for services to business, resource efficiency and the environment.
Another recipient of the OBE was anaerobic digestion specialist, Dr Clare Lukehurst.
Goodwin, who has headed the organisation since 2007, said it was 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 focussed 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.”
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management paid tribute. Chief executive Steve Lee said: “As well as overseeing some challenging programmes that have engaged entire supply chains on important issues such as food waste and sustainable product design, Liz has guided WRAP through a period of significant organisational change in its transition to a charity.” says CIWM chief executive Steve Lee.
“This honour recognises both her dedication and commitment and, as she acknowledges, that of the WRAP team as a whole as they seek to drive change towards a more resource efficient future.”
WRAP milestones under Goodwin’s leadership
- 2007 – Love Food Hate Waste launches
- 2008 – October – WRAP launches voluntary agreement for the UK construction industry
- 2009 – March – The On-Pack Recycling Label scheme launches to help consumers learn about types of packaging for recycling
- 2011 – July - £10m anaerobic digestion fund launches
- 2013 – November – Courtauld Commitment Phase 2 helps deliver over £3bn in savings to the food industry
- 2014 – October – WRAP extends its international reach as Love Food Hate Waste goes to Vancouver
- 2014 – December – WRAP becomes a registered charity