Resources

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 Commitment
  • 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
Report
29 June 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the entire global economy, cutting economic activity and increasing unemployment.

Initiatives:
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
29 June 2020

A cross-industry vision to optimise productivity and minimise waste from farm to fork.

Key points
  • UK meat industry commits to working from farm to fork to improve efficiency and productivity, minimise waste, protect natural assets and reduce global warming.
  • Actions will be implemented by supply chain businesses (processors, retailers, hospitality and food service businesses), with support from industry bodies.
  • Aims to make the UK meat industry a world-leading example of efficient and sustainable meat production and supply.

Contact Karen Fisher at WRAP to find out more.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • 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
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Trade associations
Report
24 June 2020
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • SCAP 2020
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Report
23 June 2020

Making it easier for people who live, work, learn in or visit cities and other dense urban environments to recycle, is a priority for government and local delivery partners. 

Urban areas often have lower household recycling rates than the national average and research indicates this is due in part to the presence of high-density housing and flats.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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
1 June 2020

This study summarises research undertaken to estimate the potential to achieve a municipal recycling rate of 65%.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
5 May 2020

The latest in our surveys looking at planning, purchase, storage and consumption behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Report
1 April 2020

An overview of the work carried out by WRAP and their partners on the recyclability of detectable black plastic and the impact this material has on the supply chain.