Resources

Guide
11 September 2020

This document sets out to clarify the differences between the materials used to make plastic packaging, the way plastics can behave and, the terminology used to describe plastics.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Guide
1 September 2020

Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) have a key role to play in the creation of high-quality/high-value recyclate streams that can be used as feedstock materials by a range of industries. The implementation of effective Quality Management Systems (QMS) can support this through consistency of approach, risk management and commercial differentiation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
20 August 2020

The market knowledge portal summarises key trends affecting the recycling and reprocessing sector and acts as a portal to the underlying data sources.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Textiles
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
20 August 2020

WRAP and UK food businesses have agreed some common guidelines for measuring and reporting on food surplus and waste, consistent with the global Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standard (FLW Standard)

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
Guide
19 August 2020

Traditionally, food waste collection schemes have been rolled out to flats as a blanket service, with all blocks of flats within a local authority’s boundaries receiving the same type of collection scheme.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
18 August 2020

The WRAP ‘Love Your Clothes’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of clothes and encourage people to make the most of the clothes they already have. The campaign has been developed as part of the Sustainable Clothing Action Plan.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
17 August 2020

Re-use occurs when items are used again for their original purpose. It can involve checking, cleaning and repairing items before they are passed on to a new owner. Local authorities can develop services to facilitate re-use or support existing re-use organisations and community groups to deliver their own activities.

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

Distributing unwanted or surplus food via ‘food banks’ and redistribution charities puts food that would otherwise have been wasted to good use. 

Both residents and business in the community can donate to such schemes.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
Sector:
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
17 August 2020

WRAP carried out research in 2012/13 to test communications aimed at:

  • building awareness of the negative aspects of food waste; and,
  • influencing behaviours to prevent food waste and increase the use of local authority food collection services.

This section of the Household Waste Prevention Hub provides a summary overview of the research report’s recommendations.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020

This section of the Waste Prevention Hub describes the extent of food waste in the home and how it can be prevented.

WRAP’s Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign contains useful reference material that local authorities can draw on to promote food reduction in their area.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020

There are a number of existing tools and benefits calculators which can be used to predict and monitor the impact of waste prevention activities. The tools use different information and methodologies to generate the results. Some offer a predictive indication of the potential impact of a service or activity to inform decision making whilst some will provide a retrospective impact based on activity information. The most appropriate tool for a local authority will depend on their specific monitoring and evaluation needs.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
17 August 2020
Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities