Resources

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
Report
29 November 2016

This report details the opportunities in end-markets for recovered recycled plastics and is of particular interest to those re-selling recycled plastics or producing products or packaging with virgin plastics. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
29 November 2016

This project was initiated with the support of WRAP's Packaging Innovation Research program to develop innovative packaging that could reduce household packaging waste originating from the retail sector.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Case study
29 November 2016

A suite of communications materials aimed at increasing re-use of textiles and bulky waste is now available following pilots with six local authority and third sector partnerships.

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Re-use & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
29 November 2016

A report identifying business opportunities for developing new plastics recycling capacity in Scotland (based on detailed evidence on plastics arisings and existing capacity) and assessing the viability of each opportunity.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Commercial waste
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
22 November 2016

This case study demonstrates how Cambridge City Council, along with Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council, as two other district partners from Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (RECAP), were able to formalise the acceptance of PTTs (Pots, Tubs and Trays) collected at the kerbside for material recycling facility (MRF) processing.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Case study
22 November 2016

This case study describes how the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) has successfully introduced the collection of PTTs at the kerbside, as part of a strategic review of its recycling and waste services.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
10 May 2016

This report details research exploring how long people keep and regularly wear their clothes for.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
Tool
12 April 2016

The chart below shows UK exports of plastic packaging and non-packaging plastic from 2008 to 2015.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
12 April 2016
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Global Plastics Pacts
Sector:
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
Report
1 April 2016

The previous update to the Plastics Market Situation Report was published in 2011. This report provides an update on key developments over the past few years.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Guide
5 March 2015

This section of the Household Waste Prevention Hub will guide you through the four main stages of delivering waste prevention in your local authority. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities