Resources

Report
3 March 2021

A report to the Defra Packaging Collections Recycling Working Group on the implementation of plastic film/flexibles recycling within consistency policy.

Initiatives:
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
27 January 2021

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:
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
17 December 2020

A world where resources are used sustainably

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • UN SDG 12.5
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
11 December 2020

This literature review has been undertaken to assess the evidence base to support the anecdotal evidence that food waste collections promote food waste prevention behaviour.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
12 November 2020

Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life

This initiative was led by Resource London - the partnership between WRAP and London Waste & Recycling Board - together with Groundwork London. The organisations won a bid to the LIFE programme of the European Commission to deliver the €3.2million initiative in London, which acted as a test bed for other European cities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
10 November 2020
Expertise from the re-use and recycling sector will inform product design and end of life. 

There is a clear role for re-use and recycling businesses to participate and prosper in a new fashion economy.

The voice of re-use and recycling businesses will be critical to influencing policy, standards and attracting investment in infrastructure.
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
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
Report
15 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households designed to gather evidence on consumers’ current attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to recycling, both dry recyclables/packaging and food.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households 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 20041. Fieldwork was undertaken online by Icaro, between the 21 st – 31st March 2019. A total of 5,452 interviews were undertaken - in England (4,288), Wales (656), Scotland (207) and Northern Ireland (301).

Extra boost sampling was undertaken in London (to 989) and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) area (to 496). The data from each of the four nations/regions was combined according to their share of the UK population – giving an ‘effective UK base’2 of 4,628.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on consumers’ current attitudes, knowledge and behaviour in relation to recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 October 2020

Defra published the Litter Strategy for England in April 2017, setting out their aim to deliver a substantial reduction in litter and littering within a generation. Good binfrastructure - the provision of litter disposal infrastructure -  is a key element of the Litter Strategy for England, along with education and awareness and improving enforcement.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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