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Recovered materials markets

Supporting re-use and recovery

WRAP supports re-use and recovery by providing in-depth market information for those buying or selling reprocessed materials, seeking to find out the latest gate fees or wanting general information about market trends.

Market Situation Reports

WRAP's market situation reports provide comprehensive information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK's recycling industry.

Each report focuses on a different material stream including plastics, glass, paper and textiles and is presented in a compact, easily digestible format.

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The plastics economy


An insight from the Plastics Market Situation Report and recovered materials markets

WRAP's Lead Economist, Peter Sainsbury, discusses key developments in the sector, specifically looking at how the amount of packaging produced, and the closing of overseas export markets could impact local authorities.

Market snapshots

WRAP's monthly market snapshots provide an overview of recent developments in recovered material markets and provide valuable insights for the recycling sector.

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The impact of Covid-19 on the UK recycling supply chain

Peter Sainsbury, Lead Economist at WRAP, explores how the pandemic has impacted on recycling in the UK.

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MRF gate fees

WRAP’s gate fees reports provide information about the fees charged to local authorities in the UK for a range of municipal waste recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal options.

These reports aim to increase price transparency and, by improving the flow of information, improve efficiency in the waste management market.

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Market Knowledge Portal

The Market Knowledge Portal summarises key trends affecting the recycling and reprocessing sector and acts as a portal to the underlying data sources for these trends.

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