Resources

Guide
12 November 2020

A short webinar and Q&A session where you can find out more about our citizen engagement strategy for plastics, hear some of the key citizen insights that we use in the development of the Clear on Plastics campaign, get to view our forthcoming campaign calendar and find out how Clear on Plastics can help you to communicate key messages to your residents.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
10 November 2020

Produced in association with RECOUP this provides and highlights priority issues reported by those sorting and reprocessing rigid plastic packaging, together with solutions.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Guide
9 November 2020

PET (polyethylene terephthalate) is a type of resin and a form of polyester; it is commonly labelled with the code on or near the bottom of bottles and other containers. PET has some important characteristics such its strength, thermo-stability, gas barrier properties and transparency. It is also lightweight, shatter-resistant and recyclable.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
1 November 2020

This guidance provides tips for specifying and designing paper and board packaging that can be reprocessed in mills that use standard pulping technology. It will help designers and manufacturers to improve the recyclability of more challenging material, in order to increase the quantity and quality of recycled paper.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Packaging producers
Guide
27 October 2020

WRAP is a charity promoting a resource-efficient future. 

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Funding
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
14 October 2020

Ben Elliot, the Food Surplus and Waste Champion for Defra, has written to the UK’s leading food manufacturers, major retailers, hospitality businesses and redistribution organisations urging them to ensure that ALL surplus food that’s safe and suitable to eat is made available and redistributed.

Initiatives:
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Guide
2 October 2020

This document provides a summary of the methodology for the Household Simulation Model (HHSim).

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Courtauld Commitment
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Packaging producers
Report
25 September 2020

When designing and specifying packaging, circularity should be at the heart of decision-making. WRAP has developed guidance on plastic packaging which should be read in advance of deciding which plastics to select: Defining what's recyclable and best in class polymer choices for packaging.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Plastic packaging design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 September 2020

WRAP works with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. Read our April 2018 - March 2019 annual review to learn more about our mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Textiles
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
11 September 2020

WRAP’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy through:

  • re-inventing how we design, produce and sell products
  • re-thinking how we use and consume products
  • re-defining what is possible through re-use and recycling
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
11 September 2020

This document sets out to clarify the differences between the materials used to make plastic packaging, the way plastics can behave and, the terminology used to describe plastics.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
25 August 2020

Increasing recycling rates can be achieved either by increasing the capture of products that are already widely collected and recycled, or by providing collections and recycling routes that are not commonly recycled, or that are not recycled at all. 

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers