Resources

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

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
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
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 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
6 December 2016

A case study detailing how investment in Greenstar’s MRF enables the production of top quality material outputs from recyclables supplied in both co-mingled and source-segregated streams. 

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

A case study detailing the success Reading’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF) is having with its automatically sorted plastics. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
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