Resources

Guide
18 July 2023

An updated practical guide for local authorities on managing the quality of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
17 July 2023

From new voluntary agreements in Colombia and Denmark to engaging citizens in 12 countries through Food Waste Action Week, our Annual Report gives an insight into what WRAP was busy working on in 2022/23. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
  • Food and drink
  • Textiles
  • Collections & 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
Case study
12 July 2023

Since Angus Soft Fruits started their Food Waste Reduction Roadmap journey, they have managed to have a 29% reduction in food waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Fresh produce sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
Webinar
4 July 2023

Consistency and the Circular economy – it’s actually not a new concept – hear from Dr Henry Irving, a historian at Leeds Beckett University who has partnered with WRAP for a British Academy-funded project.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
22 June 2023

Since 2019, WRAP has been providing support to partner authorities in Hampshire as part of Project Integra. Project Integra was established in 1995 to provide an integrated approach to the collection, treatment and disposal of waste in Hampshire.

The project involves 11 waste collection authorities, 2 unitary authorities, Hampshire County Council and Veolia Hampshire, the integrated waste management contractor.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
22 June 2023

Modelling work undertaken by WRAP in 2017/18 helped officers from North East Lincolnshire Council develop a business case to replace the weekly collection of residual waste with an ‘alternate week collection’.  In addition to delivering financial savings for the authority, the implementation of fortnightly residual waste collections saw an 18% reduction in residual waste alongside a 50% increase in dry recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Case study
22 June 2023

WRAP supported the development of a new waste strategy, shaped by internal targets and external drivers, such as alignment with the resources and waste strategy. The Council has a target to increase its recycling rate from 46% to 55% by 2025. Basildon Council’s vision is to re-position its waste and recycling collections in alignment with its carbon reduction and sustainable resource management ambitions.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
6 June 2023

WRAP and Recycle Now's recycling tracker provides insights into UK citizen’s attitudes towards recycling as well as a greater understanding of their recycling related behaviours. It is an annual survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
25 May 2023

The Hospitality Sector Council is made up of experts who represent a cross-section of the sector, to support the delivery of the government’s Hospitality Strategy. The Council will identify and oversee actions related to the 22 commitments in the strategy and co-create sensible solutions using their expert knowledge and assess the strength of the sector.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Report
22 May 2023

WRAP and Recycle Now's recycling tracker provides insights into UK citizen’s attitudes towards recycling as well as a greater understanding of their recycling related behaviours. It is an annual survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
12 May 2023

Around 320,000 tonnes of edible fresh fruit and 1.3 million tonnes of edible fresh vegetables and salad are wasted in UK homes each year, worth an estimated £3.8 billion. Approximately £2.2 billion of this is wasted because it is not eaten in time.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
3 May 2023

It is good practice for local authorities to regularly monitor and evaluate their services and schemes to assess performance, identify problems, make changes, design new approaches and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness. The Monitoring and Evaluation Guide has been updated in 2023 to provide practical advice and tips on how to do this.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities