Quantifying the composition of municipal waste: WRAP report
23 January 2020
WRAP, on behalf of DEFRA, commissioned Resource Futures to conduct research into the composition of residual waste from two waste streams: non-household waste collected by local authorities and non-household waste collected by private companies. This research will contribute to understanding the impact of national policies and targets around waste, packaging and recycling (including the EU Circular Economy Package). In turn, this can provide a focus for future targets.
This is part of a programme of research by WRAP which addresses the lack of quality data on household and municipal waste collected by local authorities in the UK. It looks at the quantity of different materials in mixed residual waste in order to broaden the data available, and to support policy development.