Resources

Guide
28 March 2022

This guidance document supports the Welsh Government’s ambition to deliver a circular economy for Wales. This guide aims to help public and private sector clients and contractors to:

  • Consider whole life carbon impacts linked to the purchase of built assets, their design and construction and in particular, the selection of materials with lower embodied carbon over the built asset's lifetime.
  • Enhance the application of circular economy outcomes.
  • Enhance high quality re-use, recycling, and avoidance of waste to landfill.
  • Clearly define relevant procurement requirements and set out expectations. 
Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
18 March 2022

Swansea-based Techlan's business model demonstrates the circular economy in action in Wales.

The company successfully developed and patented a method for removing surface contamination from large reels of silicone release paper used in the manufacture of composites for the aerospace and wind energy sectors.

This high value paper was used just once and then landfilled, until Techlan devised a process to clean the paper on both sides, allowing it to be reused several times.

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
27 January 2022
Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Guide
1 December 2021

Getting Started

The demonstrations below show you how to get the information you need from the Materials Map. 

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
1 December 2021

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.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
1 December 2021

The following organisations are available to support you:

These organisations can provide information and support on waste management to help you to contribute to the circular economy within Wales.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
1 December 2021

Getting Started

The demonstrations below show you how to get the information you need from the Materials Map.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
1 December 2021

Getting Started

The demonstrations below show you how to get the information you need from the Circular Materials Map.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
1 December 2021

Getting Started

The demonstrations below show you how to get the information you need from the Materials Map.

Initiatives:
  • Recycled content in manufacturing
  • Plastic Packaging
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Guide
1 December 2021

Getting Started

The demonstrations below show you how to get the information you need from the Materials Map.

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