Resources

Guide
17 August 2020

Monitoring and evaluating waste prevention scheme performance is something that all local authorities should be doing as a matter of routine. Not only does it enable assessment of whether schemes are performing as expected, it also helps diagnose problems, design new approaches and ultimately improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Initiatives:
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section provides links to WRAP’s communications guidance. It provides both general and specific waste prevention communications guidance as well as case studies and pilots on successful communications activities.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Defra’s Framework for Sustainable Lifestyles (published October 2011) set out an approach to understanding and influencing behaviour. The framework provides evidence-based insights on the motivations and barriers to action and approaches to influencing behaviour.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Communicating re-use is essential to increase donations of items for re-use and increase demand for donated items. WRAP provides a number of materials to support local authorities with their communications campaigns.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Effective communications will be tailored to suit different stakeholder groups and their different behaviours and motivations. Local authorities should work with local partners to push out communications and use national brands to build awareness on key waste prevention issues.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Understanding the motivations and behaviours of different stakeholders is essential to targeting the right messages to the right audiences.

As a local authority you may not be best placed to deliver messages to all audiences so it is important to look for partners who residents engage with.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section introduces ways in which to effectively encourage householders to enact waste prevention behaviours.

Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Once you have identified which waste stream to target the next step is to “get to know” your audience, understand their issues, and how to target them effectively.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights other cross-cutting drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan. It covers:

  • The Compact
  • Localism, and
  • National Indicators
Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main environmental drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main social drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities