Resources

Case study
20 October 2020

A look at the strategy and practices that enable Co-op to adopt the principles of the UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – 'Target, Measure, Act'.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Courtauld 2025
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Trade associations
Case study
14 March 2017

Five case studies highlighting waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collection trials. These tested options to increase the collection of WEEE for re-use and gain maximum value from it.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Electricals
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
25 January 2017

Built with support from WRAP, on behalf of the Government, the Biffa Polymers mixed plastics recycling facility was the first integrated washing and sorting facility in the UK specifically designed to recycle rigid mixed plastics packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
13 December 2016

This cost benefit analysis is based on the design stage of a project to construct a new composting facility. The project value is approximately £3.2 million. The study found that there was a total potential saving (net of implementation cost) of 2.2%.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
12 December 2016

WRAP has produced the latest UK recyclability guidance on how to design and place onto the UK market rigid plastic packaging (such as non-drink bottles, and pots, tubs and trays) that is as recyclable as possible. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
6 December 2016

A case study detailing how the Bywaters plant in East London optimises output quality using different line speeds and equipment settings depending on the mix of the feedstock material.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
6 December 2016

A case study detailing the halving of material entering the residual waste stream at Milton Keynes Materials Recovery Facility (MRF).

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Case study
6 December 2016

A case study detailing Re-Gen’s decision to adopt an environmental management system (ISO 14001) to help win customers and streamline operations.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Case study
6 December 2016

A case study detailing the success at Exeter City Council’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) with the introduction of an optical sorter to maintain quality of feedstock being processed and improve the quality of output material. 

Initiatives:
  • Minimising product returns
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
5 December 2016

Our sorting materials guide provides end-to-end guidance on Materials Recovery Facilities (MRFs) compliance, regulation, material sources, quality output, and the key aspects of running a successful sorting and reprocessing operation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
22 November 2016

This case study describes how the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) has successfully introduced the collection of PTTs at the kerbside, as part of a strategic review of its recycling and waste services.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
15 June 2016

This guide sets out how to produce a re-use action plan which is a key element of any re-use strategy. It addresses the who, how, what and when of the actions needed that will ultimately deliver your objectives.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors