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
1 February 2021

The Carbon Waste and Resources Metric (Carbon WARM) is a set of conversion factors to enable users to express waste management tonnage data in terms of their Greenhouse Gas emissions relative to landfill.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
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. This is our vision. And this plan tells you what we will do to get there.

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
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 the largest and longest running survey on recycling attitudes, values and behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
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
Report
25 September 2020

When designing and specifying packaging, circularity should be at the heart of decision-making. WRAP has developed guidance on plastic packaging which should be read in advance of deciding which plastics to select: Defining what's recyclable and best in class polymer choices for packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
17 September 2020

This section of the Waste Prevention Hub describes the extent of food waste in the home and how it can be prevented.

WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign contains useful reference material that local authorities can draw on to promote food reduction in their area.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
Sector:
  • Local Authorities