Resources

Tool
25 January 2017

This online tool provides guidance to dairies who supply fresh milk in HDPE milk bottles to the UK retailers, in order to help them to maximise the recyclability of the milk bottles they put onto the UK market.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
25 January 2017

WRAP commissioned the report to assess the business case for a commercially sustainable, integrated mixed plastics waste processing solution in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Tool
25 January 2017

This online tool provides guidance to dairies who supply fresh milk in HDPE milk bottles to the UK retailers, in order to help them to maximise the recyclability of the milk bottles they put onto the UK market.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
25 January 2017

This research and development project has identified a number of solutions that would reduce contamination in the recycling process and enable the production of milk bottles that are visually acceptable with at least 30% rHDPE content.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 January 2017

We published our first China market situation report in spring 2009. This update looks at the key developments in the Chinese markets for recovered paper and plastic since that report was published, including trends in demand, prices and the balance between imported and domestically recovered material.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
13 December 2016

Windrow composting is used for processing garden waste, such as grass cuttings, pruning and leaves in either an open air environment or within large covered areas where the material can break down in the presence of oxygen.

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • 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
Guide
7 December 2016

An increasing number of local authorities are adding non-bottle rigid plastic packaging, comprising pots, tubs and trays, to existing kerbside recycling schemes. We have produced a guide which sets out key considerations, benefits and options of taking this approach.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
7 December 2016

A study into the plastic packaging composition arriving at MRFs from established mixed plastics collections.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
7 December 2016

A review of the current status of the household plastic film packaging recycling supply chain, incorporating collection options and emerging markets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
7 December 2016

WRAP, in collaboration with Valpak Consulting Ltd, has published three market oriented reports which each focus on particular aspects of plastic packaging recycling in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
7 December 2016

In 2012, as part of its efforts to support Courtauld Commitment 2 signatories and other supply chain stakeholders, WRAP commissioned a project to identify, develop and communicate good practice in the use of resources and materials in collating palletised loads using filmic materials throughout the UK grocery supply chain.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors