Resources

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
Guide
11 February 2020

With the principle of ‘consistency in household recycling’ underpinning many of the proposals in the Government’s Resources & Waste Strategy, this webinar will share some of the key findings from WRAP’s ‘consistency’ support, highlighting how different collection scenarios performed in our studies and, for two-tier authorities, how the costs and benefits might be shared.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
23 January 2020

This programme of research addresses the lack of quality data on household and municipal waste collected by local authorities in the UK. It looks at the quantity of different materials in mixed residual waste in order to broaden the data available, and to support policy development. Five outputs have been derived from this research, outlined below.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Commercial waste
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
19 December 2019

The latest textiles market situation report highlights recent developments in the market for UK used textiles as well as key factors shaping the outlook for the sector.

Initiatives:
  • Textiles
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Textiles sourcers, producers and designers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
17 December 2019

Join Marketing Executive, Harriet Rockliff-Nally, in a simple walk-through of how to edit and adapt WRAP communications materials, using Adobe InDesign.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Communicating with residents
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
9 December 2019

This webinar will help collection crews understand the problems caused by contamination in dry recycling. We will run-through our practical and interactive training sessions, which you can adapt to your own collection system and procedures on dealing with contaminated containers.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Report
5 November 2019

Join WRAP economist Peter Sainsbury, author of the Plastics Market Situation report, in a discussion on key developments in the plastics sector, specifically looking at how the amount of packaging produced and the closing of overseas export markets could impact local authorities.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
15 October 2019

The previous update to the Plastics Market Situation Report was published in 2011. This report provides an update on key developments over the past few years.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Collections & recycling
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Packaging producers
Report
15 October 2019

WRAP has launched a series of market situation reports providing in-depth information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK’s recycling industry. Each report focuses on a different material stream and is presented in a compact, easily digestible format.

Initiatives:
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
12 September 2019
Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Collections & recycling
  • Commercial waste
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
12 September 2019

WRAP’s Gate Fees reports summarise the fees charged for a range of waste treatment, recovery 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 & recycling
  • Commercial waste
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Gate fees
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
29 August 2019

The estimated quantity of glass packaging placed on the market & recycled from 2017 to 2025 and the probability of compliance with national & European recycling targets.

Initiatives:
  • Dry materials