Resources

Report
25 May 2023

New Welsh Food Waste Roadmap from WRAP identifies a suite of interventions which could deliver reductions in food waste across the supply chain. A comprehensive review of evidence identifies how the mechanisms can work and have worked when applied elsewhere in the world.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Tool
31 March 2023

The tool is intended to help support greater collaboration between the many businesses that make up Wales’ wood sector. 

It provides businesses with the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the Welsh wood sector.  

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Tool
31 March 2023

The tool is intended to help support greater collaboration between the many businesses that make up Wales’ paper sector. 

It provides businesses with the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the Welsh paper sector.  

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Tool
31 March 2023

The tool is intended to help support greater collaboration between the many businesses that make up Wales’ plastics sector. 

It provides businesses with the opportunity to further enhance their understanding of the Welsh plastics sector.  

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Tool
31 March 2023

Funded by the Welsh Government, WRAP has developed this user-friendly Circular Materials Mapping Tool for Wales – a useful resource for Welsh stakeholders across the plastics, paper, and wood value chains.

It provides an interactive, visual representation of the extent of Wales’ plastics, paper, and wood 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
Report
15 December 2022

Waste composition analysis of kerbside and HWRC collected textiles.

The aim of the composition analysis was to understand more about the quality of textiles within the household waste recycling centre (HWRC) and kerbside recycling streams, and its potential for re-use. 

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Case study
30 November 2022

Between 2019 - 2022, WRAP has worked in collaboration with more than 20 partner organisations, including Welsh businesses and academic institutions, to deliver four supply chain projects.

The following case studies capture the barriers and learnings from the trials that were funded by Welsh Government.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
17 October 2022

Our work to create a circular economy is essential to achieve a net zero Wales by 2050. This means reducing waste, re-using materials for as long as possible, and creating new more sustainable business models.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Public sector
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
17 October 2022

Alongside our general guidance on market engagement, you will also be able to find specific category guidance on market engagement in the following areas:

  • Construction
  • Food, Drink, and Catering
  • Furniture
  • ICT
  • Textiles
    Initiatives:
    • Public Sector Procurement Support
    Sector:
    • Manufacturers
    • Local Authorities
    • National government and departments
    • Public sector
    • Organisations extending the life-time of products
    Report
    12 October 2022

    This Advisory Note is designed to provide advice to waste site designers, waste site operators, Welsh local authority drainage officers and sustainable drainage system (SuDS) approval bodies (SABs) on the application of SuDS requirements in Wales, specifically for waste sites.

    Initiatives:
    • Collaborative Change Programme
    • Collections & recycling
    Sector:
    • Local Authorities
    • National government and departments
    • Non-governmental organisations
    • Public sector
    Case study
    6 September 2022

    In 2021, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), The
    National Lottery Community Fund (TNLCF), and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) commissioned social enterprise Ministry of Furniture (MoF), based in Port Talbot, South Wales, to fit out a new office space in Cardiff.

    The project was commissioned via the Welsh Government Provision of Furniture Solutions Framework which has remanufactured and re-use as a core part its offering. The Framework was designed to enable Public Sector buyers in Wales to choose a more sustainable approach to sourcing items of furniture.

    Initiatives:
    • Public Sector Procurement Support
    Sector:
    • Manufacturers
    • Public sector
    • Organisations extending the life-time of products
    Report
    13 July 2022

    This report, commissioned by Welsh Government, establishes food waste arisings in Wales in 2007 as a baseline for assessing progress against targets and discusses options for interventions that might support the Welsh Government target of halving food waste by 2025.

    Initiatives:
    • Food and drink
    Sector:
    • Local Authorities
    • National government and departments