Resources for local authority communications

The Recycle Now website has recently been re-launched by WRAP to help householders recycle more effectively. Our Recycle Now Partners' Resource Library has also been upgraded; this hosts a huge variety of communications template materials which are free for all our partners to download.


Love Food Hate Waste 

Work to evaluate the potential impact on food waste arisings of running a comprehensive Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) campaign has been carried out by WRAP during 2012/13. Avoidable food waste was seen to decrease by 14% in just six months and for every £1 invested up to £8 was saved.

Further information is available, along with a full report and case study.


Communication resources

Recently reviewed and updated resources to help local authorities implement high quality, effective and cost efficient communications.

Resources range from practical suggestions on the design and production of effective communication materials to help with planning local behaviour change programmes. Access our 'Improving recycling through effective communications' guide chapter by chapter for detailed information. Also make use of our proven national behaviour change programmes Recycle Now and Love Food Hate Waste.  Take advantage of the resources available on the partner websites, which can be adapated for local use.

There is advice on producing promotional literature such as collection calendars, leaflets and adverts to provide essential information to householders about their waste and recycling services. Information on basic design principles and indicative costs is available as well as documents and tools to help plan, run and evaluate communication programmes. 

Our most recent template materials regarding re-use communications pilots are also available for you to download to support a re-use campaign for bulky waste or textiles.


New research aimed at helping local authorities communicate more effectively with their residents about food waste is now available. Find out more: