Resources

Guide
1 November 2017

This visual guide has been produced to help illustrate examples of how the recommendations in this guidance could look, be applied and, specifically, which labelling and design features are most effective in helping consumers reduce fresh chicken waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
Guide
18 October 2017

A guide for local authorities to help determine, implement and optimise efficient and effective commercial recycling collection services, including examples of good practice, an overview of relevant legislation and evidence-based approaches to assessing and improving performance.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 October 2017

If you’re interested in collecting cartons from households for recycling, this guide can help you weigh up your options.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
22 June 2017

The Sustainable Clothing Guide is a practical guide to help brands and retailers to enhance the durability and quality of the clothing they produce.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Design for extending clothing life
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
Guide
1 May 2017

National agreement from the recycling industry on what can and cannot be collected for recycling from householders and how those materials should be presented for collection.

Initiatives:
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
25 January 2017

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) is a type of resin commonly used in plastics bottles. It is widely used in the UK for fresh milk bottles, shampoo and detergent bottles.

Of the 306,000 tonnes of plastic bottles captured for recycling through local authority collections in 2011, HDPE bottles make up almost 50% of the stream. In the UK, in 2010, 76% of HDPE milk bottles were recycled.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
24 January 2017

These guidelines have been written to help composters who want to supply the horticultural growing media market meet the quality standards required by this sector. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
24 January 2017

This report details a ADAS project, in collaboration with TRADA Technology, to determine the feasibility of composting wood and/or cardboard waste with Civic Amenity green waste or kerbside-collected green waste and kitchen waste.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
16 January 2017

WRAP's Market Snapshot provides an overview of recent developments in recovered material markets and is updated on a regular basis.  This report can provide you with an essential insight into and market intelligence from the recycling sector.

Download the latest report: April 2019 >>

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
10 January 2017

The Working Group will seek to address the challenge of increasing the amounts of food surplus redistributed, through sharing best practice, identifying barriers and opportunities, overseeing the development of relevant new resources and research and approaches to monitoring progress.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld 2025
  • UN SDG 12.3
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
10 January 2017

‘PAS110’ was developed by WRAP to help create a market for the use of anaerobic digestate as a renewable fertiliser.

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
9 January 2017

WRAP is working with retailers and manufacturers, logistics and redistribution organisations, together with industry bodies, to identify ways of increasing the beneficial use of surplus food.

Preventing food waste is a key priority for the food & drink sector, governments and individuals.  Preventing food waste at source should always come first, but surpluses can arise for a number of reasons; for example, food incorrectly labelled, over-ordered, over-supplied or obsolete seasonal stock.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Non-governmental organisations