Resources

Guide
15 February 2024

This guide provides local authorities with information on the collection of household food waste as a means of diverting material from landfill or other residual waste treatment. The original guide was produced in 2009 and updated in 2016. This latest update for 2024 pulls together the findings from more recent studies and pilots conducted by WRAP and others.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Tool
14 February 2024

WRAP has developed one of the most comprehensive open-source databases mapping 200 textiles sorters, pre-processors, recyclers, and yarn spinners (who work with recycled fibres), operating within the UK and Europe.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
14 February 2024

Procurement guidance for local authorities in relation to procurement of specialist food waste collection vehicles, food waste collection containers and communal housings.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Webinar
13 February 2024

Food Waste Action Week will take place from the 18 – 24 March 2024, we will be encouraging citizens to 'Choose What You'll Use', highlighting the benefits of buying loose fruit and vegetables and inspiring people to do this wherever they can.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Communicating with residents
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Report
6 February 2024

This Roadmap focuses on how to achieve the target of collecting 90% of glass packaging for recycling in the UK by 2030, with a focus on remelt. It recognises the importance of not only increasing the quantity of glass collected but also the quality – as this impacts the ability to remelt back into glass containers – and that the collection scheme design is pivotal for this. 

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
6 February 2024

Working with suppliers to address food surplus and waste in the fresh fish supply chain.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
5 February 2024

A new plastic bags and wrapping recycling trial service has been introduced in a select few local areas. A small number of households in selected areas across England will be able to recycle their plastic bags and wrapping from their home.

The trial will be available to a small number of residents at the start, but it will gradually expand to more residents in the selected areas over the next 2-3 years.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
Webinar
2 February 2024

This webinar will help LAs get ready to introduce separate food waste collections.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Tool
29 January 2024

Sector specific actions to support delivery of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
17 January 2024

WRAP's Commitment to Net Zero

Reducing environmental impact is core to WRAP’s business. We work with governments, businesses, and citizens to improve our use of resources and deliver environmental benefits, including reduced emissions of greenhouses gases.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Report
11 January 2024

This status report summarises the proliferation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems for the textiles waste stream. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
14 December 2023

Are people open to the idea of ecolabels?

This report looks at the role that eco-labelling could play in providing citizens with information on the durability, recyclability, and repairability of products, inclusive of home textiles, furniture, and electrical appliances. The research also explores people’s receptivity to using ecolabels, and ultimately, their potential for influencing the products we decide to purchase. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • National government and departments