Resources

Case study
23 March 2021

In 2020 WRAP carried out an options appraisal on behalf of a medium sized Waste Collection Authority in the midlands to compare the cost and performance of a range of collection scenarios in preparation for necessary changes to its household waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

During July and August 2019 WRAP, and communications agency Cutting Edge Marketing, provided the Council with advice and support to help develop clear communications and messaging that would enable them to engage effectively with their householders on the introduction of the new recycling services. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

Hart District Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are neighbouring local authorities in Hampshire. WRAP was asked to provide support to help each authority design and produce new communications materials and provide tailored advice on developing and delivering targeted communication campaigns.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
12 November 2020

Transforming City FOod hAbits for Life

This initiative was led by Resource London - the partnership between WRAP and London Waste & Recycling Board - together with Groundwork London. The organisations won a bid to the LIFE programme of the European Commission to deliver the €3.2million initiative in London, which acted as a test bed for other European cities.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Case study
24 August 2020

Cheshire West and Chester Council is the fourth largest unitary authority in the North West with 154,500 households.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
24 August 2020

Durham County Council (DCC) was established as a unitary authority in 2009. It is now the 6th largest authority in England covering 226,000 hectares, with 237,500 properties and has a population of 515,348.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
24 August 2020

In 2007/8, against a backdrop of a wide range in household recycling collections in the 4 councils in East Kent, a Management Group was formed to address the lack of consistency in services and explore opportunities for cost savings.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
18 August 2020

WRAP works with local authorities across England, supporting them to deliver interventions that have been proven to increase the yield of food waste collected for recycling from separate weekly collections.

WRAP has been working with authorities on food waste collections since 2013, and we’ve found that the most successful way of increasing and sustaining the performance of food waste collection services is to introduce a package of interventions. These include use of a “no food waste” residual bin sticker, a free supply of caddy liners, and an information leaflet for residents. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
12 August 2020

In 2020 WRAP carried out an options appraisal on behalf of a medium sized Waste Collection Authority in the midlands to compare the cost and performance of a range of collection scenarios in preparation for necessary changes to its household waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
4 July 2019

An examination of the activity, outcomes and cost effectiveness of resource efficiency cluster activity through the use of five case studies, secondary research and stakeholder/expert interviews.

Initiatives:
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
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
12 December 2016

This project aimed to test whether black CPET trays that use alternative colourant previously shown to be successfully detected and separated automatically*, could potentially be recycled back into packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities