Resources

Guide
1 November 2020

This guidance provides tips for specifying and designing paper and board packaging that can be reprocessed in mills that use standard pulping technology. It will help designers and manufacturers to improve the recyclability of more challenging material, in order to increase the quantity and quality of recycled paper.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Guide
27 October 2020

WRAP is a charity promoting a resource-efficient future. 

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Funding
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
26 October 2020

This survey examines gate fees charged to local authorities in the UK for municipal waste recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal options. It aims to assist local authorities in making better informed decisions about waste management options and to benchmark what they might be expected to pay.

Initiatives:
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
20 October 2020

A look at the strategy and practices that enable Co-op to adopt the principles of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Report
16 October 2020

The third in a series of reports detailing how UK citizens’ food habits, behaviours and attitudes have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Key findings

  • Almost four in five UK citizens (79%) undertook additional food management behaviours during lockdown, and these behaviours endured as lockdown eased.
  • However, fewer than 30% of us see a link between wasting food and climate change.
  • New 'Wasting Food: It's Out of Date' brand to bring to life the devastating environmental cost of wasting food.
Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
15 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is the largest and longest running survey on recycling attitudes, values and behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 20041. Fieldwork was undertaken online by Icaro, between the 21 st – 31st March 2019. A total of 5,452 interviews were undertaken - in England (4,288), Wales (656), Scotland (207) and Northern Ireland (301).

Extra boost sampling was undertaken in London (to 989) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) area (to 496). The data from each of the four nations/regions was combined according to their share of the UK population – giving an ‘effective UK base’2 of 4,628.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on consumers’ current attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

An open letter from Ben Elliot, the Food Surplus and Waste Champion for Defra, to UK food manufacturers, major retailers, hospitality businesses and redistribution organisations on how we can ensure that no good food goes to waste as lockdown restrictions ease.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Report
14 October 2020

Ben Elliot, the Food Surplus and Waste Champion for Defra, has written to the UK’s leading food manufacturers, major retailers, hospitality businesses and redistribution organisations urging them to ensure that ALL surplus food that’s safe and suitable to eat is made available and redistributed.

Initiatives:
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Report
14 October 2020

Defra published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out their aim to deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation. Good binfrastructure - the provision of litter disposal infrastructure -  is a key element of the Litter Strategy for England, along with education and awareness and improving enforcement.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

Access free resources with guidance on contamination, food waste collection, recycling in urban areas, commercial waste, service design and communications.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling