Resources

Report
3 March 2021

A report to the Defra Packaging Collections Recycling Working Group on the implementation of plastic film/flexibles recycling within consistency policy.

Initiatives:
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
25 February 2021

WRAP has carried out research on the contribution resource efficiency can make to achieving climate change targets. It covers supply of and demand for materials and products in the UK economy, and also accounts for the trade with the rest of the world. Thus, it covers the contribution from UK territorial emissions and from emissions related to consumption of goods and services imported from abroad.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
Sector:
  • National government and departments
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
Report
17 December 2020

A world where resources are used sustainably

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • UN SDG 12.5
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
16 December 2020

The European Plastics Pact has set ambitious common targets and aims to encourage cross border connection, cooperation, innovation, and harmonisation at the European level, to accelerate a circular plastics economy in Europe.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Report
14 December 2020

A qualitative and quantitative investigation into consumer attitudes to, and behaviour around, food waste and food packaging, which will inform action to help further reduce household food waste.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
10 December 2020

PackFlow Covid-19: The impact on the compliance landscape for UK packaging recycling 2020-2022

Packaging compliance specialist Valpak (a Reconomy Group Company), together with its key partners WRAP and INCPEN, has published updated PackFlow reports which estimate the amount of packaging placed on the UK market (POM) in 2019 (Phase I) and assess the impact of Covid-19 on UK packaging compliance for 2020 and through to 2022 (Phase II).

Despite concerns relating to the potential impact of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions, the report finds that overall compliance with targets proposed in the 2019 packaging consultations will be challenging yet broadly achievable. 

The PackFlow reports cover glass, metals, paper, plastic and wood and are designed to quantify how much packaging is placed on the UK market (POM) and subsequently recycled.  They are also used by UK governments to inform the setting of business recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
9 December 2020

This guidance is intended to highlight the rationale behind reducing the use of PVC from packaging and in relevant cases, identify suitable alternatives.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Report
8 December 2020

Presenting our 2019-20 annual report. A year on from our inaugural annual report where we published our 2018 baseline data we can now present our 2019 data highlights and member actions. 

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
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
7 December 2020

This guide is intended to suggest alternatives to expanded polystyrene (EPS) in chips and its rigid form.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Guide
9 November 2020

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a type of resin and a form of polyester; it is commonly labelled with the code on or near the bottom of bottles and other containers. PET has some important characteristics such its strength, thermo-stability, gas barrier properties and transparency. It is also lightweight, shatter-resistant and recyclable.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
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