Resources

Guide
4 March 2015

In order to get people involved it is important to understand the target audience, work with partners and stakeholders, and link to national initiatives such as Go Real.

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
4 March 2015

Local authorities may not be best placed to deliver messages to all audiences so it is important to look for partners such as medical services and advice networks. These services and networks can provide information to the parents prior to and after the birth of their baby, via classes, nappucinos (coffee mornings for new mothers) and other baby and toddler sessions etc.

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
4 March 2015

Real nappies can offer a more sustainable alternative to disposable nappies depending on how they are used.

In this section you will find out about real nappies and key things to consider when planning a campaign such as barriers, incentives and partnership working.

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Reuse and refill
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
3 March 2015

The Furniture Re-use Network (FRN) indicates that around 30% of bulky waste collected from householders and/or collected at the HWRCs can be re-used. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
3 March 2015

Some or all advertising mail items can be judged as unwanted; this can include addressed and unaddressed items, flyers and free newspapers.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
23 February 2015

A guide about establishing re-use as a strategic priority for local authorities and their partners.  It provides a step-by-step approach for building a case for a re-use strategy and the environmental, social and economic benefits this can bring. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
11 February 2015

The United Kingdom faces substantial economic challenges in its use of labour and scarce natural resources. While the economy has significantly increased its resource efficiency in recent years, supply risks in an increasingly competitive context mean that better use of natural resources is needed.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Case study
3 February 2015

Collaboration and flexibility forge re-use success. Local authorities in Oxfordshire have partnered with a local charity  to deliver a combined bulky waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Case study
3 February 2015

Transforming re-use through partnerships.

How two related partnerships have increased bulky waste re-use in Buckinghamshire.

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
1 January 2015

Following COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, WRAP published the report Delivering climate ambition through a more circular economy which identifies the potential for a more circular economy to create net increases in employment in the UK and the EU, whilst also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and demand for raw materials.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • National government and departments
Report
14 April 2014
Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 April 2014

This chart shows recent trends in exports compared with the previous five years.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities