Funded by the Welsh Government, WRAP collaborated with more than 20 partner organisations of different sizes, from both the private and public sectors between 2019 - 2022, to deliver four supply chain projects.
The trails have now finished, take a look at the case studies that capture the barriers and learnings from the trials here.
Each project showcases how manufacturers can overcome challenges to increasing the use of recycled materials - particularly plastic - in products made in Wales.
Through these projects we aimed to address both commercial and technical challenges – such as using recycled materials in products that need to withstand wear and tear – whilst highlighting economic viability and environmental benefits.
Innovations in Recycled Content Applications Case Studies
HDPE and PP Trial for the Construction Sector and Transport of Hazardous Goods
This project successfully incorporated recycled content into lightweight polymer-cement composites; waste paper-plastic and metallised composites; and containers for the transport of hazardous goods.
PP Trial for the Medical Sector and Houseware Product Sector
This project successfully incorporated recycled content for the manufacture of an indoor food waste / compost caddy; a translucent flap supplied as part of a medical sharps container; and a medical sharps container.
PE and LDPE Trial for the Construction Sector
The project successfully incorporated recycled PE and PLDP film into mortar tubs, equalling the resilience and robustness of their virgin counterparts.