Resources

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
Tool
12 October 2020

Are you a local authority that separately collects household food waste weekly? Or an AD operator working with an authority that does so?

WRAP trials have proven that low cost intervention measures, such as using bin stickers and caddy liners, can increase the amount of household food waste collected for recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • 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

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. It updates the 2009 guide and pulls together the findings from more recent studies and pilots conducted by WRAP and others.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
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
Report
23 June 2020

Making it easier for people who live, work, learn in or visit cities and other dense urban environments to recycle, is a priority for government and local delivery partners. 

Urban areas often have lower household recycling rates than the national average and research indicates this is due in part to the presence of high-density housing and flats.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
10 April 2019

WRAP is working in partnership with industry to develop a viable process to improve the identification and sorting of post-consumer packaging (including PET, HDPE and PP) suitable for food-grade application. The phases below provide an update on the progress made so far and the remaining challenges. For the latest report (2016) looking at fluorescent markers, see Phase 6.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Packaging producers
Guide
21 January 2019

This guidance is intended to help local authorities maximise the benefit that they obtain for the dry recyclables collected as part of their provision of waste services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 January 2019
This summary guide highlights key issues and considerations for local authorities aiming to increase revenue from sales of recyclable materials.
Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
12 October 2018

This report details compositional analysis of plastics received and produced by UK Material Recovery Facilities and Plastic Recovery Facilities. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
19 June 2018

Increasing recycling in urban areas, particularly from flats, is difficult and challenging. This report seeks to identify and test measures that could help increase recycling in urban areas and cities, with specific focus on flatted properties. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
22 February 2018

The focus of this guide is on the collection of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) from households through designated collection facilities (DCFs). It brings together existing information and explains the roles of different parties, particularly operators of approved DCFs, approved Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs) and Local Authorities (LAs).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations