Resources

Report
26 October 2020

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:
  • Commercial waste
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
14 August 2020

Effective communications will be tailored to suit different stakeholder groups and their different behaviours and motivations. Local authorities should work with local partners to push out communications and use national brands to build awareness on key waste prevention issues.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
12 September 2019
Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Collections & recycling
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
30 March 2019

This guide explores the challenges and opportunities in accepting commercial and industrial (C&I) waste at HWRCs (Household Waste and Recycling Centres) and Waste Transfer Stations (WTS).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
29 November 2016

There are a number of relevant reports and resources concerning glass collection available for both collectors and businesses. These may help you consider your role in the process.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
Report
29 November 2016

A report identifying business opportunities for developing new plastics recycling capacity in Scotland (based on detailed evidence on plastics arisings and existing capacity) and assessing the viability of each opportunity.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
29 November 2016

This project was initiated with the support of WRAP's Packaging Innovation Research program to develop innovative packaging that could reduce household packaging waste originating from the retail sector.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
29 November 2016

This report looks at ways of making food waste collection services more efficient and more affordable to businesses, with the aim of increasing take up and diverting more food waste from landfill.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
28 November 2016

This guide aims to help waste management companies understand how best to meet the food waste collection service requirements of NHS hospitals.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
28 November 2016

These good practice guides are aimed at waste management companies and local authorities to encourage the collection of food waste from small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), public sector organisations, and larger businesses.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Tool
22 November 2016

The WRAP commercial and household waste/recycling ‘apportionment tool’ assists local authorities to calculate the proportion of waste and recycling when it is co-collected on the same vehicle.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers