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A 70 page guide aimed at improving recycling outside of the home has been published by WRAP.


If there are any organisations in England who are keen to increase their ‘on-the-go’ recycling capacity they can most definitely benefit from the latest guidance published by the Waste and Recycling Action Program (WRAP).

Aimed at organisations such as local authorities, shopping centres, managers, hospitals, educational establishments, sporting arenas and transport hubs who are seeking to improve recycling, it contains information about the different types of on-the-go recycling systems available.

The guidance further discusses negotiating contracts for the collection of waste, producing an effective promotional strategy, managing the cost of implementing the scheme and also monitoring performance.

The publication of these resources forms part of WRAP’s strategy to help increase the uptake of recycling in public places, a separate guide for on the go recycling in Scotland was published by Zero Waste Scotland in August 2012 and the was a Welsh guide also published in October 2012.

Director at WRAP, Marcus Gover said:

“There are well-established schemes in place to help us recycle while we’re at home – but it can be more difficult when we’re out shopping or at a sporting event, for example. Recycling on-the-go facilities offer people an easy way to recycling when they’re out and about as well. These facilities can capture valuable recyclable materials which may otherwise go to landfill, meaning their value to the green economy is lost.”

He went onto say:

“This guide will give decision-makers in organisations the information they need to know about how to set up or expand a recycling on the go scheme, and the business benefits that can be gained from this, such as avoiding waste disposal costs.”


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WRAP – On-the-Go Guidance

Further information about recycling and waste management can be found via the GPT Waste website