Resources

Guide
16 February 2021

Textiles take-back schemes, where customers donate unwanted clothing to retailers to be re-used or recycled, are a key part of developing a more circular fashion industry.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
4 February 2021

An introductory webinar on how textiles and fashion businesses can reduce the environmental footprint of the products they sell. 

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
11 December 2020

Research from WRAP in 2009 found UK hotels, pubs, restaurants and quick service restaurants disposed of 600,000 tonnes of food waste.

  • Some of this is made up of things like peelings, cores and bones, but the majority is (or once was) perfectly good food. 
  • Little by little all this waste adds up.
  • WRAP research indicates that by not throwing away good food (and diverting food waste  such as peelings, bones etc. to anaerobic digestion) pubs restaurants and hotels in the UK could save more than£720 million a year.
Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
11 December 2020

This document has been produced by WRAP to demonstrate how the Food Waste Prevention – a guide to help you & your business challenge existing product life & ‘open’ life (the guide) can be used. This worked example is theoretical and has been based on a raw meat product.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This guidance has been produced by WRAP to help businesses to reduce food waste by giving consumers more ‘available’ life on the products they buy, with a focus on improved performance in the supply chain and no change to the product or packaging. It is aimed at employees working in the food manufacturing and retail industry whose roles can have a direct influence on the supply of their products to consumers.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
11 December 2020

This guidance has been produced by WRAP to help businesses to reduce food waste by challenging existing product life & ‘open’ life, with a view to extending it, without any change to product or packaging. It is intended for employees working in the food manufacturing and retail industry whose roles can have a direct influence on setting the product life/ ‘open’ life on finished products.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
Guide
9 December 2020

This guidance is intended to highlight the rationale behind reducing the use of PVC from packaging and in relevant cases, identify suitable alternatives.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Guide
7 December 2020

This guide is intended to suggest alternatives to expanded polystyrene (EPS) in chips and its rigid form.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Guide
10 November 2020
Expertise from the re-use and recycling sector will inform product design and end of life. 

There is a clear role for re-use and recycling businesses to participate and prosper in a new fashion economy.

The voice of re-use and recycling businesses will be critical to influencing policy, standards and attracting investment in infrastructure.
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
10 November 2020
What can affiliates do to help drive change in the UK textiles sector?
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
10 November 2020
Textiles 2030 brings affordable, effective, science-based climate action within reach of all UK brands and retailers. 
Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Textiles 2030
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
9 November 2020

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a type of resin and a form of polyester; it is commonly labelled with the code on or near the bottom of bottles and other containers. PET has some important characteristics such its strength, thermo-stability, gas barrier properties and transparency. It is also lightweight, shatter-resistant and recyclable.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors