Resources

Report
24 June 2020
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
23 June 2020

Increasing the utilization of clothing is a daunting challenge in a world of ‘fast fashion’ and accelerating consumption. Many companies have responded to market demand and competition by reinforcing and enabling ‘fast fashion’ trends. 

But simply selling more new clothes to meet demand in high consuming and fast-growing economies is unsustainable. It puts more pressure on natural and human resources that are already over exploited. It will mean even greater negative impacts on the environment and society. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
23 June 2020

Making it easier for people who live, work, learn in or visit cities and other dense urban environments to recycle, is a priority for government and local delivery partners. 

Urban areas often have lower household recycling rates than the national average and research indicates this is due in part to the presence of high-density housing and flats.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 June 2020

This study summarises research undertaken to estimate the potential to achieve a municipal recycling rate of 65%.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
20 May 2020

In this webinar, Cathy Cook from LWARB joins WRAP’s Debbie Slater to talk about the topic of HMOs.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
5 May 2020

The latest in our surveys looking at planning, purchase, storage and consumption behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
1 May 2020

An updated practical guide for local authorities on managing the quality of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 April 2020

Date labels, storage advice and freezing for food safety

This summary information produced by WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and Defra covers date labelling and storage instruction requirements for surplus food, in order for it to be safely redistributed. The aim is to increase the amount of food made available by food businesses for redistribution and accepted by recipient organisations.
 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
11 April 2020
Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
1 April 2020

An overview of the work carried out by WRAP and their partners on the recyclability of detectable black plastic and the impact this material has on the supply chain.

Guide
17 March 2020
  • Practical guides developed with industry.
  • Help plan and undertake field measurements.
  • Field Record Sheet & Reporting Template to help record measurements.
  • Enable growers to identify opportunities to reduce waste and increase marketed yield.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Report
5 March 2020

Helen Bird, Strategic Engagement Manager and Laura Copsey, Consumer Campaigns Project Manager, share highlights from The UK Plastics Pact to date; set out what’s next; and discussed how local authorities can play a role.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers