Resources

Report
6 May 2021

Research exploring the current behaviours around carrier bag use and attitudes related to the use of bags for life and to the current 5p carrier bag charge amongst consumers in England.

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
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Report
12 January 2021

This report is for businesses seeking to make improvements to packaging design by taking a systemic view of material choices to lower the environmental impacts of packaging.

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
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
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
8 December 2020

Presenting our 2019-20 annual report. A year on from our inaugural annual report where we published our 2018 baseline data we can now present our 2019 data highlights and member actions. 

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
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
5 March 2020

Helen Bird, Strategic Engagement Manager and Laura Copsey, Consumer Campaigns Project Manager, share highlights from The UK Plastics Pact to date; set out what’s next; and discussed how local authorities can play a role.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
19 December 2019

The UK Plastics Pact is leading a global wave of change in the way we make, use, reuse and dispose of plastic. The UK's model is being replicated in other countries to form a powerful global movement as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's New Plastics Economy initiative. Since April 2018 the Pact has made meaningful progress working towards the four ambitious targets.

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
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
5 November 2019

Join WRAP economist Peter Sainsbury, author of the Plastics Market Situation report, in a discussion on key developments in the plastics sector, specifically looking at how the amount of packaging produced and the closing of overseas export markets could impact local authorities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
23 October 2019

This report details a high level market study into non-mechanical recycling technologies.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Packaging producers
Report
15 October 2019

The previous update to the Plastics Market Situation Report was published in 2011. This report provides an update on key developments over the past few years.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Report
25 June 2019

Eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastics set to be eliminated under The UK Plastics Pact by the end of 2020. 19 other single-use plastic items are being investigated to look at ways of reducing their environmental impact through avoidance of their use, redesign, reuse and/or smarter recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Report
30 January 2019

This review highlights the core achievements and impact of the Courtauld Commitment 2025 2017-18. It demonstrates that work is taking place across the food and drink chain, from ‘farm to fork’, in support of the agreement’s targets.

Initiatives:
  • 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
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
12 October 2018

The estimated quantity of plastic packaging placed on the market & recycled from 2017 to 2025 and the probability of compliance with national & European recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers