Resources

Tool
1 December 2021

WRAP Cymru has developed this user-friendly Circular Materials Mapping Tool for Wales – a useful resource for Welsh stakeholders across the plastics and paper value chain.

It provides an interactive, visual representation of the extent of Wales’ plastics and paper sectors, plotting business locations and helping to identify where there are clusters.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Case study
10 November 2021
Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Report
14 October 2021

In 2020 Welsh Government requested WRAP Cymru, through the Collaborative Change Programme, undertake a high-level assessment of the potential impacts of a Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) on Welsh local authorities’ waste collection services.

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Case study
26 August 2021

Using 100% recycled plastic in challenging commercial times

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Report
12 August 2021

In 2019, WRAP Cymru’s Collaborative Change Programme (CCP) was commissioned by Welsh Government (WG) to prepare a report providing a detailed response to recommendation R2 of the report “Waste Management in Wales: Municipal Recycling” prepared for the Auditor General for Wales by the Welsh Audit Office (WAO), dated 15th November 2018.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
  • Collaborative Change Programme
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Case study
12 July 2021

Using recycled plastic, cutting costs, and boosting revenue – JC Moulding case study.

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
29 June 2021

In 2018, Hywel Dda University Health Board began exploring ways to save money and resources, with an emphasis on recognising when equipment could be re-used rather than replaced.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Guide
26 May 2021

This guidance document supports the Welsh Government’s ambition to deliver a circular economy for Wales.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Report
20 May 2021

Workers carrying out kerbside collections of glass for recycling can be exposed to high levels of noise.

In 2011, WRAP published the findings of a series of noise surveys that advised how all recycling collection systems had the potential to generate noise exposure levels which could potentially exceed action values defined in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, and that some vehicles and collections had the potential to breach legal limits.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
Case study
23 March 2021

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) intends to procure £9 million worth of young trees to plant in Wales. They are keen to take a sustainable approach and to help deliver upon public policy goals. These include those of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, Prosperity for All: A Low Carbon Wales and the ambitions set out in Beyond Recycling: A strategy to make the circular economy in Wales a reality.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Public sector
Guide
17 February 2021

This guidance document supports the Welsh Government’s ambition to deliver a circular economy for Wales.

Welsh Government has set an ambitious decarbonisation target – to reduce emissions by at least 45% by 2030. To achieve this, a target has also been set for the Welsh public sector to become carbon neutral by 2030. This document has been designed to help public sector organisations embed sustainability into their procurement processes and make low carbon material choices.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Guide
20 January 2021

As part of our candidate application and recruitment process WRAP collects, processes and stores personal information about you. WRAP is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Food and drink
  • Collections & recycling
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
  • Recycled content in manufacturing