MP’s pride at ‘impressive’ work done by town charity

Victoria Prentis MP, centre, with CEO of WRAP Liz Goodwin OBE and Richard Swannell, director of sustainable food systems
Victoria Prentis MP, centre, with CEO of WRAP Liz Goodwin OBE and Richard Swannell, director of sustainable food systems

North Oxfordshire’s new MP showed she is on board with a local charity’s message on sustainability.

Victoria Prentis spent time with the team at WRAP, to coincide with National Recycling Week.

The Banbury-based charity works on many well­-known projects across the UK and EU, including the Love Food Hate Waste campaign.

It also works in fields including packaging, recycling, waste reduction in businesses, clothing recycling, and efficiencies in creating consumer products.

Victoria said: “I have regularly mentioned the very impressive work WRAP does, all based from their offices opposite Matalan.

“I am proud that they are based in Banbury and work with the UN, governments and businesses across the world.

“They are currently researching the fundamental issue of ensuring food for a growing global population.

“I have taken on board the advice from WRAP and we didn’t get time to discuss all of the exciting projects they work on.

“I have consciously ensured all of the furniture for my new Upper Heyford office is second hand. I know how hard WRAP is working on food waste too, and I try very hard to freeze food and use our fridge leftovers for meals.

“We can all make small changes which have a real impact on global sustainability. WRAP is leading the way.”

WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin OBE said: “I’m delighted that Victoria Prentis recognises WRAP’s work and commitment to the important area of resource management and food waste specifically.

“Food waste is a global issue, but we all have a part to play in tackling it. By wasting less food, everyone can contribute to helping the environment but, what’s more, families could save around £60 per month.”