Resources

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
Guide
1 September 2020

This document is aimed at procurement teams, senior management, procurement services, facilities and operational management, elected members and waste teams within national and local government, health, education, emergency services and other public sector bodies. It provides basic information that public bodies in Wales can draw upon and use to tackle the environmental impact of plastic.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Case study
18 June 2020

Summary

Environmental impacts are increasingly important in procuring school milk services and must be considered alongside the contract cost and other procurement criteria.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Case study
23 August 2019

The research summarised in this case study was borne from the desire by several schools in Pembrokeshire to move from plastic to alternative materials for the dispensing of milk to primary school children on a daily basis.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Case study
10 September 2018

In partnership with WRAP Cymru, the NPS embarked on a process to manage the sustainability impacts associated with a new food services framework, and demonstrate their commitment to the delivery of Well-being goals.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Case study
5 March 2018

During 2017, the City and County of Swansea Council embarked upon an agile working programme, which will eventually move 1,400 employees based in the Swansea Civic Centre from traditional individual offices and desk allocation to a flexible working environment.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Public sector
Case study
16 October 2017

The Welsh Government administers legislative requirements for environmental protection across Wales, so when it was offered advice from WRAP to assess and improve on its own systems, it was keen to take advantage of the support.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Case study
30 March 2017

Summary

During 2016 Public Health Wales (PHW) relocated from several smaller satellite offices across Wales to one new large open plan office in Cardiff Bay (51,000sft over 4 floors) incorporating the transfer of around 500 staff. PHW wanted to create a unique workplace environment designed to encourage a collaborative, social and learning focused workspace which embedded sustainability as a core principle.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector