Resources

Guide
13 December 2016

IVCs can be used to treat food and garden waste mixtures. These systems ensure that composting takes place in an enclosed environment, with accurate temperature control and monitoring.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
12 December 2016

This guide provides practical advice to compost producers about the production of quality composts that are consistently fit for purpose as growing media constituents. It also aims to inform growing media manufacturers and growers about quality composts and how they can be used in growing media.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
12 December 2016

Guidance for farmers, growers, advisers and agricultural contractors on how to maximise the benefits of using digestate and compost as renewable fertilisers.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
7 December 2016

In 2012, as part of its efforts to support Courtauld Commitment 2 signatories and other supply chain stakeholders, WRAP commissioned a project to identify, develop and communicate good practice in the use of resources and materials in collating palletised loads using filmic materials throughout the UK grocery supply chain.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
7 December 2016

The Publicly Available Specification 111 (BSI PAS 111:2012) for processing wood waste was commissioned by WRAP in collaboration with the British Standards Institution (BSI) and extensive consultation with the wood recycling industry. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Guide
7 December 2016

An increasing number of local authorities are adding non-bottle rigid plastic packaging, comprising pots, tubs and trays, to existing kerbside recycling schemes. We have produced a guide which sets out key considerations, benefits and options of taking this approach.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
6 December 2016

A case study researching potential improvements in the reprocessing of glass container contents through Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs). 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
6 December 2016

This quality protocol, which only applies in England and Wales, should make it easier to recycle the 6.6 million domestic windows that are replaced every year, into products such as filtration media and new windows.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
6 December 2016

Many businesses want to recycle more glass but are concerned about potential difficulties. This article addresses some of the common problems faced by businesses looking to recycle more glass.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
Guide
28 November 2016

This guide aims to help waste management companies understand how best to meet the food waste collection service requirements of NHS hospitals.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
28 November 2016

These good practice guides are aimed at waste management companies and local authorities to encourage the collection of food waste from small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), public sector organisations, and larger businesses.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
28 November 2016

This guidance on bring site recycling has been designed to help local authorities improve the performance of bring recycling sites and ensure they are a valuable element of the overall recycling service local authorities offer to residents.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • HWRCs & bring sites
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations