Recovered Materials Markets

WRAP supports re-use and recovery by providing in depth market information for those buying or selling reprocessed materials, seeking to find out the latest gate fees or wanting general information about market trends.

Market situation reports

WRAP's market situation reports provide comprehensive information on the latest economic trends and developments facing the UK's recycling industry.

Each report focuses on a different material stream and is presented in a compact, easily digestible format.

Materials pricing report

The Materials Pricing Report is a free subscription service for buyers and sellers of recovered materials.

It gives participants in the market such as local authorities, waste management companies, recyclers, reprocessors and social economy businesses more information about pricing trends and current conditions in the markets for recovered materials.

Market snapshots

WRAP's monthly Market Snapshots provide an overview of recent developments in recovered material markets and provide valuable insights for the recycling sector.

Market knowledge portal

The Market Knowledge Portal summarises key trends affecting the recycling and reprocessing sector and acts as a portal to the underlying data sources for these trends.

MRF Gate Fees

WRAP’s gate fees reports provide information about the fees charged to local authorities in the UK for a range of municipal waste recycling, recovery, treatment and disposal options.

These reports aim to increase price transparency and, by improving the flow of information, improve efficiency in the waste management market.

PAS guidance and quality protocols

WRAP’s information on re-use quality provides information for recyclers, reprocessors and re-use organisations about publically available specifications and quality protocols required to sell the outputs of re-use, recycling or reprocessing activity.

WRAP has developed guidance on standards across a number of industries to assist re-use organisations in producing quality products:

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Collections and Sorting

From kerbside collection and sorting trials, to our work on re-use, materials recovery facilities and consistency – WRAP provides extensive knowledge and experience based on over 15 years’ experience of working with local authorities to improve recycling.

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Dry Materials

WRAP provides information and support for local authorities, materials facilities and reprocessors on recycling and reprocessing techniques for particular materials, including: textiles, electricals, metals, plastics, glass, paper, wood, and bulky household items.

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WRAP’s expert work on organics explores how organisations working in agriculture and food production can produce energy and create high quality compost through processes like anaerobic digestion and in vessel composting.

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Effective communications are essential in encouraging communities, employees and residents to recycle more things, more often.

WRAP’s resources will help you to motivate people to use your collections service and engage with your local recycling and re-use campaign.

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Deliver greater consistency

Find out how you can benefit from WRAP's work on creating greater consistency in household recycling across England.

WRAP's Consistency Project

View all of WRAP's evidence base for Recovered Materials Markets:

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