Resources

Report
1 December 2013

This report contains analysis of the impact of the carrier-bag charge introduced in Wales in 2011 on the sales of bin bags. It quantifies the increase in sales and compares this increase to the reduction in carrier-bag use that accompanied the introduction of the charge. There is also information on trends in sales of bags for life during this period.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
Guide
13 June 2013

This background section looks at the information you need to gather, in order to assess your current position and carry out a situational analysis (the next stage of the strategy development process).  

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Commercial waste
  • Consumer behaviour
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
13 June 2012

This section of the data portal provides a summary of developments in the UK’s recovered plastics market.  The data presented here comes from respected, publicly available and regularly updated sources on the internet.  By following the link(s) above the graphics you can find out more details on the source of the data and visit the sites to access the full data.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 June 2012

The quoted figures are typical prices for a full HGV load of collected (ex-works) material.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 June 2012

The monthly index calculation is based on the average monthly market prices of the materials, weighted according to western European consumption volumes.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 June 2012

The quoted figures are typical prices for a full HGV load of collected (ex-works) material.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 June 2012

Figures represent the tonnages of total waste received by UK reprocessors or exporters including the packaging waste element. Data is provided by accredited UK PRN processors and exporters.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 June 2012

A PRN applies for one tonne of material and prices shown are monthly averages.  Volume discounts apply, with small purchases attracting higher prices.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 June 2012

Figures shown are for SITC code 579 – ‘Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics’.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
14 July 2010

An investigation into the scope to reduce the amount and weight of packaging used to pack whole, fresh chicken and to extend the product shelf life helping to reduce household food waste.
 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Household food waste
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands