Local authority webinar series

This November, WRAP is kicking off a second webinar series for local authorities. It is designed to help make your waste and recycling collections more efficient.

We will be covering the plastics recycling landscape in the UK; training for crews; and communications. Webinars will range from bite-size 20 minute sessions, to more in-depth, one hour-long discussions. You can find out more and register below.

The Plastics Economy

WRAP has just released the Plastics Market Situation report, providing an update on the latest economic, market and regulatory trends affecting the capture and recycling of plastics. Join WRAP economist Peter Sainsbury, in a discussion on key developments in the sector, specifically looking at how the amount of packaging produced, and the closing of overseas export markets could impact local authorities. We’ll be looking at plastics, paper, textiles, metal cans, and relevant gate fees. 

Tuesday 26 November: 12.30-1pm - Navigating the Resource Library

The WRAP Resource Library hosts all of our best resources from Recycle Now, Love Food Hate Waste, and Love your Clothes. It’s your one-stop-shop for engaging citizens in action in your local area. However, it can be tricky to navigate and we want to make sure that you can find what you are looking for, when you need it. 

Join us in this bite-size webinar to run through how the platform works and to ensure you can find what you need, every time. 


Monday 9 December: 12-1pm - Train the trainer: helping crews act on contamination

This webinar will help collection crews understand the problems caused by contamination in dry recycling. We will run-through our practical and interactive training sessions, which you can adapt to your own collection system and procedures on dealing with contaminated containers. The training has been designed to change thinking and crew behaviours and has grown from WRAP’s successful historic crew programme.

It can be adapted to run as one long, two shorter, or three snappy training sessions. We recommend that our training is used in tandem with effective supervision and encouragement of crews, to ensure their action on contamination sticks. 

We will share check lists to take to your training sessions, useful resources and template slide decks during the webinar.

Who should attend: collection contract managers, operations managers and anyone whose role includes influencing good practice collections

Register here


Tuesday 17 December: 12-12.30pm - Editing WRAP communications materials

Join our Brand and Design Manager, Tom Simpson, in a simple walk-through of how to edit and adapt WRAP communications materials, using Adobe InDesign. Tom will be using our newly created contamination materials as an example, demonstrating how they can be edited and tailored to support your local authority. Make sure you share this webinar with your communications teams! 

Register here