Resources

Report
16 September 2021

WRAP works with governments, businesses and citizens to create a world in which resources are used sustainably. Read our April 2020-21 annual review to learn more about our mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy.

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
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Measuring and reporting food waste
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Water stewardship
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Food Waste Reduction Roadmap
  • Guardians of Grub
  • Guardians of Grub Becoming a Champion
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Food date labelling
  • Meat, poultry and fish
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Dairy sector
  • Bakery sector
  • Ambient foods sector
  • Convenience, chilled foods and frozen
  • Funding
  • Whole chain resource efficiency
  • Household food waste
  • Behaviour change interventions
  • TRIFOCAL
  • Refresh
  • UN SDG 12.3
  • Textiles
  • Fibre & fabric selection
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use & recycling
  • Non-clothing textiles
  • Design for extending clothing life
  • SCAP 2020
  • Textiles 2030
  • ECAP
  • Collections & recycling
  • Consistency in collections
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • HWRCs & bring sites
  • Commercial waste
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Re-use
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
  • Recovered materials markets
  • Market situation reports
  • Market snapshots
  • Gate fees
  • UN SDG 12.5
  • Electricals
  • Product durability
  • Minimising product returns
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
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
7 September 2021

This document is a constructive road map with clear objectives and actions for local authorities, organic processors, policy makers and regulators that puts in place actions that will reduce contamination of feedstocks for organic processors, increase recycling rates, increase feedstock supply and protect the environment.

Initiatives:
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Guide
2 September 2021

A webinar to support the launch of the Recycle Week 2021 Toolkit including a tour of the digital assets and an overview of how Local Authorities can get involved in the week.

Presented by Jackie Bailey and Craig Stephens.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Dry materials
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
Report
31 August 2021

Oldham Council experienced high levels of contamination in its household organic waste collection service. On review the contamination was due to plastic bags being used by households to contain food waste for recycling instead of compostable liners. The trial reduced incorrect bag use, benefitted households, retailers and the IVC operator, and saved the council money.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Contamination prevention
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Recycling in urban areas
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
1 July 2021

The Recycling Tracker is the largest and longest running survey on recycling attitudes, values and behaviours. The Spring 2021 survey had a detailed focus on contamination, with previous waves of the tracker pointing to an increasing trend.

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
Tool
29 June 2021

Redistributing surplus food from farms can help those who do not have enough to feed themselves, reduce food waste and ensure that the hard effort of farmers and growers does not go to waste.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Surplus food redistribution
  • Courtauld Commitment
  • Fresh produce sector
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Manufacturers
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
Guide
1 May 2021

This section draws on the findings from pilots WRAP undertook with 11 local authorities between 2013 and 2015 to assess the effectiveness of simple cost-effective intervention measures aimed at increasing food waste for recycling.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
1 March 2021

This guide provides local authorities with information on the collection of household food waste as a means of diverting material from landfill or other residual waste treatment. It updates the 2009 guide and pulls together the findings from more recent studies and pilots conducted by WRAP and others.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Communicating with residents
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
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
Guide
5 January 2021

The choice of collection vehicles and how they are operated by crews is critical in developing efficient and cost-effective food waste collection services.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
5 January 2021

The successful implementation of a new household food waste collection service is of paramount importance to its ongoing effectiveness in terms of collection efficiencies and householder participation.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Service design
  • Collections and sorting
  • Organics
Sector:
  • Local Authorities