Resources

Case study
15 June 2017

A new generation of sustainable products by design

80% of the environmental impacts of today’s products and services are determined at the early stages of product design and development.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
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
11 January 2017

Many businesses have taken steps to develop innovative partnerships to facilitate an increase in the amount of surplus food they redistribute. Here we highlight some examples.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Food date labelling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
Case study
10 January 2017

The final report of achievements by signatories to the Hospitality and Foods Service Agreement (HaFSA).

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
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
13 December 2016

This case study looks at two projects that adopted a best practice approach to Materials Management Planning, in accordance with CL:AIRE’s recently published “Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice”. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Surplus food redistribution
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
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
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
Case study
12 December 2016

This guidance details the use of food-based digestate across a diverse range of markets in the landscape and regeneration sectors.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Case study
7 December 2016

In this project, WRAP investigated the scope to increase the proportion of recycled fibre used by magazine publishing to ensure long-term end markets for recovered fibre. Increased demand and use of recycled content paper will increase the diversion of paper from landfill, and improve the likelihood of investment in new recycled content paper capacity.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
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