Resources

Report
2 August 2022

Comparing the costs of alternative waste treatment options

The Gate Fees 2021/22 report summarises the findings of WRAP’s fifteenth annual gate fees survey. The survey covers gate fees charged to local authorities in the UK for a range of municipal waste recycling, recovery, and disposal options.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Gate fees
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
19 July 2022

WRAP’s recycling tracker provides insights into UK citizen’s attitudes towards recycling as well as a greater understanding of their recycling related behaviours. It is an annual survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
5 July 2022

The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing waste.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Webinar
23 June 2022

This webinar details WRAP's local authority support offering for the coming year to improve the quality and quantity of recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Webinar
23 June 2022

A webinar to support the launch of the Recycle Now toolkits and customisable assets that are readily available to download from the WRAP website to customise for local use in England and Northern Ireland.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
15 June 2022

In February 2022 the UK Government published a Levelling Up White Paper, outlining policy interventions which aim to improve opportunity and boost livelihoods across the country as we recover from the pandemic.  At the same time, as the Government seeks to deliver its Net Zero Strategy.  The challenge is therefore how we can level up and grow our economy whilst also reducing our greenhouse gas emissions.

Initiatives:
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Report
26 March 2022

This report summarises the methods and findings of a project to understand the impacts of enhanced material sampling on facilities that receive recyclables.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
Webinar
17 March 2022

In this webinar the Recycle Now and Clear on Plastics teams will get you up to speed on everything you need to know about WRAP’s first citizen campaign encouraging citizens to recycle plastic bags and wrapping at supermarkets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
17 February 2022

This report details information gathered about single use cups and on the go fibre-composite food packaging.

The aim of this project was to gather data on the flows of single-use cups and on-the-go fibre-composite food packaging placed on market and recycled in the UK (and by nation). It also aimed to identify options for managing these items to help reduce environmental impact , and this included an assessment of potential policy measures.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
Guide
4 February 2022

This Good Practice Guide provides a range of ways to make your website waste and recycling pages as user friendly and engaging as possible, along with suggestions for making the business case to enable changes and improvements with the buy in of key stakeholders.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
28 January 2022

This comprehensive Guide to Contract Procurement and Management has been developed by WRAP as a manual to set out the steps required in contract procurement and management, to support local authority officers.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Webinar
10 December 2021

A webinar discussing how to maximise the effectiveness of your website and your social media channels in order to engage with residents on waste and recycling issues - crucial in these times of ever restrictive communications budgets and a higher than ever reliance on the public to source information from digital channels.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities