Resources

Report
12 October 2018

This research assessed the impact of light-weighting plastic bottles on the sorting and recycling stages.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Report
12 October 2018

The estimated quantity of plastic packaging placed on the market & recycled from 2017 to 2025 and the probability of compliance with national and European recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Report
12 October 2018

This report details compositional analysis of plastics received and produced by UK Material Recovery Facilities and Plastic Recovery Facilities. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 July 2018
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 June 2018

Wales has achieved great success in recycling and has come a long way in improving the recycling of plastics from households, achieving a 75% recycling rate for plastic bottles. It was also the first nation in the UK to introduce a single use carrier bag charge. However, there’s still work to do.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Guide
1 May 2018
Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Report
11 February 2018

The circular economy as a route to opportunity

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
11 February 2018

In ‘Smart Growth: the economic case for the circular economy’ produced in WRAP’s capacity as a member of the Business in the Community (BITC)’s Circular Economy Taskforce, we research and summarise the economic case for moving towards a circular economy in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
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
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
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