Resources

Guide
17 January 2024

‘Bioplastics’ can be a confusing word, having different terms, claims, standards, and use/disposal considerations compared to conventional, fossil-based plastics. To ensure that usage is appropriate, this guidance document aims to give businesses the tools to make the right decisions.

Initiatives:
  • Plastic Packaging
  • The UK Plastics Pact
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • National government and departments
  • Public sector
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Report
28 November 2023

Unlocking the Future of Plastic Film Recycling in the UK: A Groundbreaking Trial

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • The UK Plastics Pact
  • Circular Economy Fund
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
Report
10 October 2023

The Recycling Tracker is an annual survey of UK households that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. ​It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004. ​

The survey uses boost sampling in Wales to provide a robust, enhanced sample of Welsh citizens. Fieldwork was undertaken online, from 20 - 30 March 2023. A total of 5,343 interviews were undertaken UK-wide with adults who have responsibility for dealing with the rubbish and recycling in the home. This included a sample of 1,004 adults in Wales. The sample matches the known profile of the Welsh population, with quotas set on age, gender and region.

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Report
12 July 2023

Waste Composition

In order to develop a solution to the issues created by waste, it is important to know what the waste is made up of.  To address this, WRAP Cymru has commissioned analyses into the composition of municipal waste and litter.

Initiatives:
  • Collaborative Change Programme
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
Report
15 June 2023

The water quality issues facing the waters of the Wye and Usk catchments are well researched and documented and frequently reported in local, regional and national press. This brief document does not set out to illustrate the need for making changes in nutrient management in the catchment, but instead starts from the point of accepting that changes need to be made to current practices and to look at what is already being done as well as undertaking a brief review of where similar problems at a catchment scale have been addressed in other countries.

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • National government and departments
Report
7 June 2023

WRAP and Recycle Now's recycling tracker provides insights into UK citizen’s attitudes towards recycling as well as a greater understanding of their recycling related behaviours. It is an annual survey of UK citizens that gathers evidence on recycling attitudes, knowledge, and behaviour. It is the largest and longest running of its kind, having been undertaken by WRAP since 2004.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • National government and departments
  • Non-governmental organisations
  • Public sector
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
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