Funded by the Welsh Government, the Circular Materials Mapping Tool has been developed by WRAP Cymru with support from Resilience Sustainable Solutions and Green Edge Applications Limited. 

The Circular Materials Map is intended to help support greater collaboration between the many businesses that make up Wales’ plastics and paper sectors. It provides businesses with the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the plastics and paper industries with the overarching aim of creating a plastics and paper circular economy within Wales.

An Introduction to the Circular Materials Map

What does the Map do?

The Circular Materials Map is designed to:

  1. Enable Wales to create a plastics and paper circular economy by providing information about companies at each step of the supply chain.
  2. Provide important information about the plastics and paper industry in Wales, including the types of recyclate available.
  3. Make it easier for manufacturers to find the materials they need to create recycled plastic and paper products.

Who is the Materials Map for?

The Materials Map is for manufacturers of plastic and paper products to source recyclate, waste companies and waste reprocessors to identify potential manufacturing customers who may use their recyclate or who need to source waste plastics and paper for reprocessing.

The Materials Map does not provide waste duty of care information about waste companies. Please seek advice from Natural Resources Wales using the public registers on their website.

Data Sources

We sourced data from Companies House, the Natural Resources Wales website and directly from individual businesses. Plastic data was collected between 2018 and 2020, and paper data was collected between 2020 and 2021.

To the best of WRAP’s knowledge, all data included is up to date as of October 2021. If you have any queries about the tool, or would like to add (or update) the details of your business in the Materials Map, please contact us at

"There is no such thing as 'away', when we throw something away, it must go somewhere"

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace

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