Resources

Report
26 March 2022

This report summarises the methods and findings of a project to understand the impacts of enhanced material sampling on facilities that receive recyclables.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
17 March 2022

In March 2022, WRAP’s first citizen campaign encouraging citizens to recycle plastic bags and wrapping at supermarkets will go live. The campaign from Recycle Now and Clear on Plastics will encourage citizens to recycle plastic bags and wrapping at supermarket front of store locations, following the rollout of collections by retailers.

 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
2 December 2021

Hear from the citizen behaviour team on the latest national campaign, set to go live in March. The campaign from Recycle Now and Clear on Plastics will encourage citizens to recycle plastic bags and wrapping at supermarket front of store locations, following the rollout of collections by retailers.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
30 November 2021

Our third Annual Report provides the most complete picture of action on tackling plastic packaging waste in the UK. It combines aggregated Pact member data from right across the supply chain, with examples of members progress against the targets. This enables us pinpoint where specific action is needed.

So, three years in, what does the picture look like?

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 & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
1 October 2021

National agreement from the recycling industry on what can and cannot be collected for recycling from householders and how those materials should be presented for collection.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
23 September 2021

This review examines current information, both WRAP published work and externally published work, to provide an evidence base around the effectiveness of on-pack recycling information to encourage citizen recycling behaviours. It also contains short recommendations on how on-pack recycling information may be improved based on the information found in the existing literature.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
16 September 2021

WRAP works with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. Read our April 2020-21 annual review to learn more about our mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy.

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 Commitment
  • 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
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
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
9 September 2021

This is the twentieth publication of data under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016 (Schedule 9), relating to the reporting period, October – December (Q4) 2019, and represents over 5 years of data reporting by MF operators.

The summary statistics presented in this commentary are intended to be representative of the MFs who have submitted the quarterly return. In England 85 facilities notified the Regulator (in accordance with the Regulations) for October – December 2019, of which all 85 submitted a quarterly data return. In Wales, 12 facilities notified the Regulator, of which all 12 submitted returns.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
2 September 2021

A webinar to support the launch of the Recycle Week 2021 Toolkit including a tour of the digital assets and an overview of how Local Authorities can get involved in the week.

Presented by Jackie Bailey and Craig Stephens.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Report
31 August 2021

Oldham Council experienced high levels of contamination in its household organic waste collection service. On review the contamination was due to plastic bags being used by households to contain food waste for recycling instead of compostable liners. The trial reduced incorrect bag use, benefitted households, retailers and the IVC operator, and saved the council money.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
20 July 2021

WRAP supported a pilot study with the Re3 partnership, Bracknell Forest Council and Reading Borough Council to act on contamination.  During the webinar we shared the project’s achievements, challenges and results.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 July 2021

The Recycling Tracker is the largest and longest running survey on recycling attitudes, values and behaviours. The Spring 2021 survey had a detailed focus on contamination, with previous waves of the tracker pointing to an increasing trend.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments