Resources

Report
24 January 2020

WRAP regularly calculates the amount of food waste produced in the UK and identifies any factors that might increase it. This report looks at household food waste collections by local authorities to try and determine whether targeted collection schemes can reduce food waste arisings.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Report
24 January 2020

Citizen behaviours, attitudes and awareness around food waste

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Food date labelling
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Trade associations
Report
24 January 2020

WRAP’s latest data show that the strategies developed under Courtauld 2025, and delivered through wide-ranging partnerships, are working.

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
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
23 January 2020

This programme of research addresses the lack of quality data on household and municipal waste collected by local authorities in the UK. It looks at the quantity of different materials in mixed residual waste in order to broaden the data available, and to support policy development. Five outputs have been derived from this research, outlined below.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
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
19 December 2019

The latest textiles market situation report highlights recent developments in the market for UK used textiles as well as key factors shaping the outlook for the sector.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
13 December 2019

This summary report explores the achievements of the four year ECAP (European Clothing Action Plan) project, part funded by EU LIFE.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • ECAP
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
3 December 2019

The UK Plastics Pact business members account for two-thirds of consumer plastic packaging in the UK. Together they hold the key to tackling plastic pollution. Find out how the entire supply chain is helping deliver systemic change.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Report
5 November 2019

Helping consumers reduce food waste through better labelling and product changes.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
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