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
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
Report
24 January 2020

This study was conducted to provide Welsh Government and WRAP Cymru up-to-date data on the composition of mixed residual commercial and industrial (C&I) waste in Wales. The main objective was to estimate the proportion of the residual waste produced in Wales which could be avoided through recycling or composting.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • 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
Report
7 February 2011

A key objective of 'Towards Zero Waste' is for 70% of household waste to be recycled by 2025. This objective will be underpinned by statutory recycling targets for individual local authorities.

This study, commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG), examines the relative merits of different dry recycling collection systems (co-mingled, two-stream and kerbside sort) in relation to WAG’s sustainability objectives, with a view to informing the policy framework within which local authorities will deliver changes to their services so that the target may be achieved.

Initiatives:
  • Collections & recycling
Sector:
  • Local Authorities
  • Public sector