Resources

Guide
17 May 2021

This webinar will cover the aims and objectives of The Carbon Waste and Resources Metric (Carbon WARM), developed to assist central government and local authorities in quantifying the greenhouse gas footprint of the their waste management activities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
6 May 2021

Research exploring the current behaviours around carrier bag use and attitudes related to the use of bags for life and to the current 5p carrier bag charge amongst consumers in England.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Global Plastics Pacts
  • Reuse and refill
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Re-use
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Report
26 March 2021

Our plan for achieving Net Zero.

This report unveils new insights on how resource efficiency and resource sufficiency can cut greenhouse gas emissions. Developed in collaboration with CREDS researchers at the University of Leeds, it offers a clear, practical roadmap which delivers quick wins.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • Re-use
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
25 March 2021

Proposed amendments to current UK extended producer responsibility (EPR) obligations would broaden the scope of EPR to include litter clean-up in its obligations on cost coverage.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Contamination prevention
Case study
23 March 2021

In 2020 WRAP carried out an options appraisal on behalf of a medium sized Waste Collection Authority in the midlands to compare the cost and performance of a range of collection scenarios in preparation for necessary changes to its household waste collection service.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

During July and August 2019 WRAP, and communications agency Cutting Edge Marketing, provided the Council with advice and support to help develop clear communications and messaging that would enable them to engage effectively with their householders on the introduction of the new recycling services. 

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

Hart District Council and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council are neighbouring local authorities in Hampshire. WRAP was asked to provide support to help each authority design and produce new communications materials and provide tailored advice on developing and delivering targeted communication campaigns.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
16 February 2021

Textiles take-back schemes, where customers donate unwanted clothing to retailers to be re-used or recycled, are a key part of developing a more circular fashion industry.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • Collections & recycling
  • Re-use
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
27 January 2021

This survey examines gate fees charged to local authorities in the UK for municipal waste recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal options. It aims to assist local authorities in making better informed decisions about waste management options and to benchmark what they might be expected to pay.

Initiatives:
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
13 January 2021

Anaerobic Digestion and Composting Industry Market Survey Report 2020

This survey provides up-to-date information about the capacity and throughput of the AD and composting industries in England and compares this data to that gathered in previous survey exercises.

This research has covered all AD activity in England apart from sewage-based AD, Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) or transfer facilities; and all permitted composting of all types (open windrows and in vessel composting) but not exempt small scale composting operations.

The report summarises data that was collected from survey respondents for the calendar year 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
17 December 2020

A world where resources are used sustainably. This is our vision. And this plan tells you what we will do to get there.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Collections & recycling
  • UN SDG 12.5
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • Trade associations
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Report
16 December 2020

This report provides an update to the market situation discussed in our first Paper Market Situation Report which was published in 2010. This update looks at the key developments since that report was published including trends in paper collections and recycling, risks and opportunities in the main end markets for the UK's recovered paper, trends in recovered paper prices and policy and legislative issues.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors