Resources

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
26 March 2021

Our plan for achieving Net Zero.

This report unveils new insights on how resource efficiency and resource sufficiency can cut greenhouse gas emissions. Developed in collaboration with CREDS researchers at the University of Leeds, it offers a clear, practical roadmap which delivers quick wins.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Re-use
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
13 January 2021

Launched in 2012, The Sustainable Clothing Action Plan 2020 Commitment (SCAP 2020) set out to cut carbon, water and waste by influencing product design and manufacture, re-use and recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Report
10 November 2020

A follow up survey to find out about textiles purchasing and disposal behaviours once the first nation-wide lockdown had eased over the summer and the impact on the textiles sector.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • SCAP 2020
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
24 June 2020
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
23 June 2020

Increasing the utilisation of clothing is a daunting challenge in a world of ‘fast fashion’ and accelerating consumption. Many companies have responded to market demand and competition by reinforcing and enabling ‘fast fashion’ trends. 

But simply selling more new clothes to meet demand in high consuming and fast-growing economies is unsustainable. It puts more pressure on natural and human resources that are already over exploited. It will mean even greater negative impacts on the environment and society. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
18 December 2018

An update on progress in measuring footprint reduction associated with garments sold in the UK by SCAP 2020 (Sustainable Clothing Action Plan) signatories. The results show further progress towards the SCAP 2020 targets, with reductions in carbon and water footprints, and greater use of lower-impact fibres

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
17 July 2017

This report examines the environmental impact of the UK clothing industry. It highlights recent achievements in the sector, explores opportunities for businesses, and shares insights on consumer attitudes and behaviour toward clothing.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
21 June 2016

This report explores case studies of new, innovative business models of clothing retailing which may be better suited to an economy where businesses and consumers are facing the impact of resource constraints and higher raw material costs.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
11 July 2012

Valuing our clothes is a summary of the key findings of a major technical report published by WRAP in 2012.

It presents estimates of the carbon, water and waste footprints of clothing throughout its life-cycle for one year for the UK as a whole, plus evidence from a major new survey of consumer behaviour involving 7,950 UK adults aged 16+.

It seeks to highlight opportunities across the clothing value chain to reduce the resource impacts of clothing supply, use and disposal.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
4 January 2009

This project examined two aspects of consumer behaviour in relation to food waste: understanding (and use) of guidance dates on packs; and demand for more varied portion sizes. General and food-type specific insights have been obtained which should allow WRAP and others to develop advice and solutions to help consumers reduce the amount of food they throw away.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
Report
1 June 2007

Research was carried out for WRAP by Brook Lyndhurst to investigate consumer attitudes and behaviours relatingto food and food waste, and what might motivate consumers to throw away less food. The results of the workfed directly into the development of the Love Food Hate Waste consumer-facing campaign. It included a national quantitative survey plus focus groups. The work was also used to develop a metric that could be used to track the impact of the campaign. This report focuses on the quantitative aspects of the research.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands