Resources

Guide
14 August 2020

Planning and estimating potential diversion

This section describes two basic steps that should be completed by a local authority in the initial stages of planning a waste prevention programme. It is important to understand the nature of the waste collected before an estimation of the impact of specific waste prevention activities is made.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Re-use
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
14 August 2020

Making the case for waste prevention requires an understanding of the possible types of waste prevention activities that could be adopted and an indication of what these could achieve if they were implemented.    

Initiatives:
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Water stewardship
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Household food waste
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
12 August 2020

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
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
28 July 2020

The Waste Prevention Programme in England for 2013 was set out in the policy paper ‘Prevention is better than cure: The role of waste prevention in moving to a more resource efficient, circular economy'. This report provides a review of the existing waste prevention programme: actions undertaken and impacts.

Initiatives:
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • SCAP 2020
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
Sector:
  • Hospitality and food service
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
21 July 2020

Plastic film and flexible recycling is the number one priority for The UK Plastics Pact. WRAP’s Adam Herriott and Lowelle Bryan discuss what work The Pact has been doing; future plans up to 2025; and how local authorities can help lead the way in getting film collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
8 July 2020

In this webinar Peter Sainsbury, WRAP Lead Economist, talks about the shifts in recovered materials, including plastics, paper and card, textiles, metal and glass price volatility. Debbie Palfrey, WRAP Cymru Materials Marketing & Compliance Advisor, also discusses learning from Materials Marketing in Wales and strategies local authorities can employ.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
23 June 2020

Making it easier for people who live, work, learn in or visit cities and other dense urban environments to recycle, is a priority for government and local delivery partners. 

Urban areas often have lower household recycling rates than the national average and research indicates this is due in part to the presence of high-density housing and flats.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 June 2020

This study summarises research undertaken to estimate the potential to achieve a municipal recycling rate of 65%.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
20 May 2020

In this webinar, Cathy Cook from LWARB joins WRAP’s Debbie Slater to talk about the topic of HMOs.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 May 2020

An updated practical guide for local authorities on managing the quality of recyclable materials collected at the kerbside.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
5 March 2020

Helen Bird, Strategic Engagement Manager and Laura Copsey, Consumer Campaigns Project Manager, share highlights from The UK Plastics Pact to date; set out what’s next; and discussed how local authorities can play a role.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Guide
26 February 2020

Gemma Scott, Local Authority Support Manager (Flats) from Resource London and Julia Bragg, WRAP, will introduce key learnings from in-depth research into how people manage their waste in flats. This webinar will explore how these learnings can be used in other Local Authorities, and will share information on the barriers and opportunities that shaped the intervention phase of the flats project.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Recycling in urban areas
Sector:
  • Local Authorities