Resources

Report
26 March 2021

Our plan for achieving Net Zero.

This report unveils new insights on how resource efficiency and resource sufficiency can cut greenhouse gas emissions. Developed in collaboration with CREDS researchers at the University of Leeds, it offers a clear, practical roadmap which delivers quick wins.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Re-use
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
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
Guide
16 February 2021

Textiles take-back schemes, where customers donate unwanted clothing to retailers to be re-used or recycled, are a key part of developing a more circular fashion industry.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
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
Guide
10 November 2020

Expertise from the re-use and recycling sector is key in informing product design and end of life. Our Re-use and retailers signatory pack is a quick step tour of what Re-use and recycling organisations can expect as signatories of Textiles 2030, covering reasons to get involved, our ambitions and targets, as well as how to participate and what this entails.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
11 September 2020

WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy through:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling
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
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
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
Guide
1 September 2020

In order to plan the best ways of providing or improving a food waste and recycling service to flats, it is useful to understand some of the factors that make flats unique from other properties.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
27 August 2020

These reports detail the technological challenges and market opportunities involved in recycling aluminium plastic laminated tubes and pouches.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Guide
17 August 2020

Re-use occurs when items are used again for their original purpose. It can involve checking, cleaning and repairing items before they are passed on to a new owner. Local authorities can develop services to facilitate re-use or support existing re-use organisations and community groups to deliver their own activities.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020
Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights other cross-cutting drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan. It covers:

  • The Compact
  • Localism, and
  • National Indicators
Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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