#SustyTalk: WRAP’s Bettina Gilbert on collaborating on the circular economy

edie's #SustyTalk series of exclusive interviews continues for Circular Economy Week with WRAP’s head of technical support and financial mechanisms, Bettina Gilbert, on hand to discuss how policy, finance and corporate collaboration can drive closed-loop action.

#SustyTalk: WRAP’s Bettina Gilbert on collaborating on the circular economy


#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainability leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. It launched in the early stages of the pandemic in 2020 and has continued since then, keeping us connected to the leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and climate action.

For this latest #SustyTalk episode, edie’s content editor Matt Mace is in conversation with WRAP’s head of technical support and financial mechanisms, Bettina Gilbert.

This episode forms part of edie’s Circular Economy Focus Week (22-26 May 2023) – our  themed week of editorial content and events dedicated to supporting sustainability, energy and resource efficiency professionals in accelerating the transition to an economy free from waste and single-use plastics.

Wrap’s Gilbert is on hand to discuss the financial mechanisms and policies that will be required to unlock the circular economy, while emphasising the importance of corporate collaboration.

During the discussion Gilbert highlights how businesses need to work with the supply chain and waste management to tackle not just the UK’s growing waste mountain, but also the climate crisis.

“We’re in a climate emergency and we need to move forward. I think a leading approach for businesses is implementing a target, measure, act approach. This will show what is possible, where change needs to happen and what needs to happen…This can work across the supply chain.”

Gilbert also references WRAP’s guidance on key waste streams including plastics and key resources food, and textiles.

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Join the conversation at edie’s Circular Economy Action Sessions 

On Thursday 25 May, edie is hosting an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to capturing the business opportunity of a resource-efficient, zero-waste economy.  We have confirmed guest speakers from organisations including BT, The Body Shop and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

The Circular Economy Action Sessions are free-to-attend and registration grants you access to a recording of the event on-demand once it has finished.

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