Resources

Guide
18 March 2024

An updated practical guide for local authorities on managing the quality of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
15 February 2024

This guide provides local authorities with information on the collection of household food waste as a means of diverting material from landfill or other residual waste treatment. The original guide was produced in 2009 and updated in 2016. This latest update for 2024 pulls together the findings from more recent studies and pilots conducted by WRAP and others.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 February 2024

Procurement guidance for local authorities in relation to procurement of specialist food waste collection vehicles, food waste collection containers and communal housings.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
14 November 2023

A summary of USA packaging Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) developments in during 2023.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
Guide
26 October 2023

As much as 80% of a textile product’s environmental impact is determined at the design stage. Therefore, the decisions made by design and product development teams have a huge impact on a product’s environmental footprint – from the raw materials used, to how the product is manufactured, the length of time it is kept in use and what happens to it when it is no longer desired or reaches the end of its usable life.

There is a lot to think about, which is why we have created our Circular Design Toolkit - a go-to resource for the fashion and textiles industry.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Textiles 2030
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
3 May 2023

It is good practice for local authorities to regularly monitor and evaluate their services and schemes to assess performance, identify problems, make changes, design new approaches and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness. The Monitoring and Evaluation Guide has been updated in 2023 to provide practical advice and tips on how to do this.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
18 January 2023

This guide provides information to help you plan, deliver and evaluate communications to support changes to waste and recycling collection services. It includes: communications planning, design, messages, communication stages, communication activities, scheduling, costing and monitoring mechanisms.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
4 January 2023

The Environment Act 2021 is ushering in a raft of new policies that will see local authorities across England make significant changes to the way they collect household waste.

Requirements such as the separate collection of food waste will mean that new services will be introduced, whilst the proposed ‘minimum service standards’ for the collection of household waste will entail changes to many existing services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
19 December 2022

Once you have reached this point, by working through this document, you should have prepared and finalised your communications plan and be ready to start delivering your communications.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
19 December 2022

Monitoring and evaluation is part of a continuous process of learning and improvement that enables you to assess the performance of your communications against your aim and objectives.

Initiatives:
  • Communicating with residents
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
19 December 2022

This section looks at the process of putting your ideas into a coherent implementation plan and provides you with a mechanism to ensure that all activities are completed on time and within budget.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
19 December 2022

Your communication methods cover a wide range of individual activities and once you have decided on your overall strategic approach and selected the mix of communication methods to use, you need to look in detail at the communication activities you need to deliver your communication objectives.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
Sector:
  • Local Authorities