WRAP opens Asia-Pacific office

A new chapter in the twenty-year history of climate action NGO WRAP has begun with the opening of the new WRAP Asia-Pacific office in Adelaide, Australia, in a partnership with Fight Food Waste Australia.

The opening cements the organisation’s first official step in becoming an international NGO, with operations already in 40 countries but the first office outside of the UK.

The Asia-Pacific office will enable WRAP to expand its ground-breaking work in the region on food, plastics, and textiles, as well as supporting its partners in the shift to a circular economy. 

The space will have a reach far beyond the immediate boundaries of Australia, with the office acting as a base for work across the Asia-Pacific region including countries such as China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, the Pacific Islands, and New Zealand.

Claire Kneller, WRAP Asia-Pacific Managing Director, said: “I’m thrilled to be leading WRAP’s first overseas office and to be able to share WRAP’s expertise and experience in the race to net zero. I’m excited to be able to work closely with our partners in the region, and to seek out new, game changing initiatives that will help us address climate change.”

Marcus Gover, WRAP UK CEO, said: “The opening of our new office in Australia is not just a new premises for WRAP, it is the first step in our strategy to extend our reach and increase our impact in the region. We are immensely proud of our presence in Australia and our aim is to bring people together and drive change across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the pacific. 

WRAP is already driving change in the region through initiatives including: