Food is Never Waste. You know, nature does not have waste, why do we have waste? So, can we close the loop? Can we make sure that all inedible parts and any food waste that is created goes back into the nutrient cycle? (…) This is where Food Banks have a big role to play in helping to make those linkages happen.

Liz Goodwin

OBE, Senior Fellow and Director, World Resources Institute

Liz Goodwin is a chemist by background and started her career in the chemical industry. In 2001, she joined the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and was appointed CEO in 2007 which position she held until 2016. Liz joined the World Resources Institute (WRI) in 2016 as Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste. 

She is a Champion of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 whose aim is to halve global food waste by 2030. In 2015 Liz was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2017 Liz was appointed Chair of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) by the Mayor of London.