Resources

Case study
13 December 2016

This case study looks at two projects that adopted a best practice approach to Materials Management Planning, in accordance with CL:AIRE’s recently published “Definition of Waste: Development Industry Code of Practice”. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Surplus food redistribution
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
Guide
13 December 2016

Windrow composting is used for processing garden waste, such as grass cuttings, pruning and leaves in either an open air environment or within large covered areas where the material can break down in the presence of oxygen.

Initiatives:
  • Reuse and refill
  • Reducing and preventing food waste
Sector:
  • Farmers and growers
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
7 December 2016

An increasing number of local authorities are adding non-bottle rigid plastic packaging, comprising pots, tubs and trays, to existing kerbside recycling schemes. We have produced a guide which sets out key considerations, benefits and options of taking this approach.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Guide
7 December 2016

A review of the current status of the household plastic film packaging recycling supply chain, incorporating collection options and emerging markets.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Film and flexible packaging
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
Report
7 December 2016

WRAP, in collaboration with Valpak Consulting Ltd, has published three market oriented reports which each focus on particular aspects of plastic packaging recycling in the UK.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Report
7 December 2016

A study into the plastic packaging composition arriving at MRFs from established mixed plastics collections.

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Case study
6 December 2016

A case study detailing the success Reading’s Material Recycling Facility (MRF) is having with its automatically sorted plastics. 

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Material Recovery Facilities
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
22 November 2016

This case study describes how the Dorset Waste Partnership (DWP) has successfully introduced the collection of PTTs at the kerbside, as part of a strategic review of its recycling and waste services.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
  • Dry materials
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
Guide
22 November 2016

This case study demonstrates how Cambridge City Council, along with Huntingdonshire District Council and Fenland District Council, as two other district partners from Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough (RECAP), were able to formalise the acceptance of PTTs (Pots, Tubs and Trays) collected at the kerbside for material recycling facility (MRF) processing.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collections and sorting
  • Kerbside collection
Sector:
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
Report
15 September 2015

An agreement between the Scottish Government, Defra, the Welsh Government, and the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment with the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and its supermarket members.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Plastic packaging design
  • Film and flexible packaging
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Waste management and reprocessors
  • Local Authorities
  • Packaging producers
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
Guide
5 March 2015

This section of the Household Waste Prevention Hub will guide you through the four main stages of delivering waste prevention in your local authority. 

Initiatives:
  • Waste management and end markets
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Guide
4 March 2015

In order to get people involved it is important to understand the target audience, work with partners and stakeholders, and link to national initiatives such as Go Real.

Initiatives:
  • Eliminating problem plastics
  • Consumer behaviour
  • Re-use and recycling
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Retailers and brands
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments