Resources

Guide
11 March 2021

Setting out the UK’s vision for best in class design in rigid household plastic packaging. Includes plastic packaging currently classed as recyclable and the ambition for recycled content. 

Updated Guidance: March 2021 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
1 March 2021

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. It updates the 2009 guide and 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
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
5 January 2021

Providing householders with a service that encourages food waste collection is important but communicating how the service needs to be used is vital to increasing participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Providing practical ways for householders to manage food waste in the kitchen as well as for storing food waste outside the house is important in encouraging householders to engage with a food waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

This section summarises the options available for the treatment of household food waste collected for recycling (‘Anaerobic Digestion’ and ‘In-vessel composting’).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

What costs are involved in a food recycling collection?

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

The choice of collection vehicles and how they are operated by crews is critical in developing efficient and cost-effective food waste collection services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

The successful implementation of a new household food waste collection service is of paramount importance to its ongoing effectiveness in terms of collection efficiencies and householder participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Participation in household food waste collections typically is lower than participation in other recycling services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

Public support is vital to the success of any food waste collection scheme. How householders view their local service has a major impact on participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities