Resources

Report
11 September 2020

WRAP works with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. Read our April 2018 - March 2019 annual review to learn more about our mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Textiles
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
27 August 2020

These reports detail the technological challenges and market opportunities involved in recycling aluminium plastic laminated tubes and pouches.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
26 August 2020

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

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
Report
26 August 2020

A review of the quantity of wood packaging being placed on the market (POM) and recycled in 2014.

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials
Report
25 August 2020

Increasing recycling rates can be achieved either by increasing the capture of products that are already widely collected and recycled, or by providing collections and recycling routes that are not commonly recycled, or that are not recycled at all. 

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
24 August 2020

In 2018, WRAP carried out a collection options appraisal on behalf of a medium sized unitary authority in the South East of England.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
24 August 2020
Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
24 August 2020
Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
24 August 2020

In 2017 WRAP supported a large unitary authority in the north of England to assess the cost and performance implications of a range of alternative household waste collection scenarios that met the requirements of the ‘Framework for greater consistency in household recycling’.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
29 July 2020

The second in a series of reports detailing how UK citizens’ food habits, behaviours and attitudes have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
28 July 2020

The Waste Prevention Programme in England for 2013 was set out in the policy paper ‘Prevention is better than cure: The role of waste prevention in moving to a more resource efficient, circular economy'. This report provides a review of the existing waste prevention programme: actions undertaken and impacts.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld 2025
  • SCAP 2020
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
8 July 2020

In this webinar Peter Sainsbury, WRAP Lead Economist, talks about the shifts in recovered materials, including plastics, paper and card, textiles, metal and glass price volatility. Debbie Palfrey, WRAP Cymru Materials Marketing & Compliance Advisor, also discusses learning from Materials Marketing in Wales and strategies local authorities can employ.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities