Resources

Guide
20 August 2020

The market knowledge portal summarises key trends affecting the recycling and reprocessing sector and acts as a portal to the underlying data sources.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Textiles
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 August 2020

There are a number of existing tools and benefits calculators which can be used to predict and monitor the impact of waste prevention activities. The tools use different information and methodologies to generate the results. Some offer a predictive indication of the potential impact of a service or activity to inform decision making whilst some will provide a retrospective impact based on activity information. The most appropriate tool for a local authority will depend on their specific monitoring and evaluation needs.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Effective communications will be tailored to suit different stakeholder groups and their different behaviours and motivations. Local authorities should work with local partners to push out communications and use national brands to build awareness on key waste prevention issues.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Understanding the motivations and behaviours of different stakeholders is essential to targeting the right messages to the right audiences.

As a local authority you may not be best placed to deliver messages to all audiences so it is important to look for partners who residents engage with.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Once you have identified which waste stream to target the next step is to “get to know” your audience, understand their issues, and how to target them effectively.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights other cross-cutting drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan. It covers:

  • The Compact
  • Localism, and
  • National Indicators
Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

This section highlights the main environmental drivers in planning, establishing and maintaining a waste prevention plan.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

In this section we offer an example plan structure that can be used as a starting template for your own plan. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

After making a strong case for waste prevention in your local authority, it is important to begin developing a plan. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
21 July 2020

Plastic film and flexible recycling is the number one priority for The UK Plastics Pact. WRAP’s Adam Herriott and Lowelle Bryan discuss what work The Pact has been doing; future plans up to 2025; and how local authorities can help lead the way in getting film collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Guide
14 July 2020

Galvanising the entire plastics value chain around a common roadmap for flexible plastic packaging. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments