Resources

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
Guide
14 August 2020

In this section we offer an example plan structure that can be used as a starting template for your own plan. 

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

This section outlines processes that local authorities can use to estimate cost and carbon savings that successful waste prevention activities can bring.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Planning and estimating potential diversion

This section describes two basic steps that should be completed by a local authority in the initial stages of planning a waste prevention programme. It is important to understand the nature of the waste collected before an estimation of the impact of specific waste prevention activities is made.

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

Making the case for waste prevention requires an understanding of the possible types of waste prevention activities that could be adopted and an indication of what these could achieve if they were implemented.    

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Water stewardship
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 July 2020

Plastic film and flexible recycling is the number one priority for The UK Plastics Pact. WRAP’s Adam Herriott and Lowelle Bryan discuss what work The Pact has been doing; future plans up to 2025; and how local authorities can help lead the way in getting film collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Guide
14 July 2020

Galvanising the entire plastics value chain around a common roadmap for flexible plastic packaging. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Guide
20 May 2020

In this webinar, Cathy Cook from LWARB joins WRAP’s Debbie Slater to talk about the topic of HMOs.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 May 2020

An updated practical guide for local authorities on managing the quality of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 April 2020

Date labels, storage advice and freezing for food safety

This summary information produced by WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and Defra covers date labelling and storage instruction requirements for surplus food, in order for it to be safely redistributed. The aim is to increase the amount of food made available by food businesses for redistribution and accepted by recipient organisations.
 

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
11 April 2020
Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations