Resources

Report
1 February 2021

The Carbon Waste and Resources Metric (Carbon WARM) is a set of conversion factors to enable users to express waste management tonnage data in terms of their Greenhouse Gas emissions relative to landfill.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
27 January 2021

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:
  • Collections and sorting
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Gate fees
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 January 2021

Launched in 2012, The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment (SCAP 2020) set out to cut carbon, water and waste by influencing product design and manufacture, re-use and recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Report
13 January 2021

Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Industry Market Survey Report 2020

This survey provides up-to-date information about the capacity and throughput of the AD and composting industries in England and compares this data to that gathered in previous survey exercises.

This research has covered all AD activity in England apart from sewage-based AD, Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) or transfer facilities; and all permitted composting of all types (open windrows and in vessel composting) but not exempt small scale composting operations.

The report summarises data that was collected from survey respondents for the calendar year 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
12 January 2021

This report is for businesses seeking to make improvements to packaging design by taking a systemic view of material choices to lower the environmental impacts of packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
5 January 2021

Providing practical ways for householders to manage food waste in the kitchen as well as for storing food waste outside the house is important in encouraging householders to engage with a food waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

This section summarises the options available for the treatment of household food waste collected for recycling (‘Anaerobic Digestion’ and ‘In-vessel composting’).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

What costs are involved in a food recycling collection?

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

The choice of collection vehicles and how they are operated by crews is critical in developing efficient and cost-effective food waste collection services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

The successful implementation of a new household food waste collection service is of paramount importance to its ongoing effectiveness in terms of collection efficiencies and householder participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Providing householders with a service that encourages food waste collection is important but communicating how the service needs to be used is vital to increasing participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Participation in household food waste collections typically is lower than participation in other recycling services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities