Resources

Case study
18 May 2022

An estimated 80% of NHS Wales’ carbon footprint is directly linked to the goods and services they purchase. As part of a drive to shift the NHS towards more sustainable consumption, and cut carbon and waste, it is essential that items such as wheelchairs are maintained and used to their full potential.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
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
Case study
10 November 2021
Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
26 August 2021

Using 100% recycled plastic in challenging commercial times

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
  • Organisations extending the life-time of products
Case study
12 July 2021

Using recycled plastic, cutting costs, and boosting revenue – JC Moulding case study.

Initiatives:
  • Circular Economy Fund
Sector:
  • Manufacturers
Case study
29 June 2021

In 2018, Hywel Dda University Health Board began exploring ways to save money and resources, with an emphasis on recognising when equipment could be re-used rather than replaced.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • Public sector
Case study
23 March 2021

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) intends to procure £9 million worth of young trees to plant in Wales. They are keen to take a sustainable approach and to help deliver upon public policy goals. These include those of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act, Prosperity for All: A Low Carbon Wales and the ambitions set out in Beyond Recycling: A strategy to make the circular economy in Wales a reality.

Initiatives:
  • Public Sector Procurement Support
Sector:
  • National government and departments
  • Public sector
Case study
17 July 2020

Please note that WRAP Cymru is no longer offering valorisation support; however, our case studies, reports and tools remain available for use.

Initiatives:
  • Food and drink
  • Valorisation
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