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  • Making a difference, together Over the last eight years, with WRAP’s support: Recycling rates in the UK have nearly quadrupled; Investment has been secured for 5.8 million tonnes extra reprocessing capacity; and 12 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent have been avoided.
  • Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)

    1. 1. ‘ Business Support for Manufacturing from WRAP Cymru’ Sustainable Manufacturing Liberty Stadium, Swansea September 23 rd 2010 Peter Webster Market Development Manager
    2. 2. Aims of today’s discussion: <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Introduce WRAP and WRAP Cymru – who we are, what we do (and why) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outline our support for business – current and (potential) future products </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. WRAP ….WHO?...What?...Why?: <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WRAP – Waste and Resources Action Programme </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Established in 2000, circa 230 staff, budget circa £70M (Defra, Devolved Administrations) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programmes include construction, organics, manufacturing, retail, public sector </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Not for Profit’ business </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DEFINITELY not a ‘QUANGO’…. ’npish’ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 4. WRAP Cymru…WHO?: <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WRAP Cymru funded by WAG (circa £6M) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor Dept is DESH Waste Strategy Branch </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Programme integrated with Envirowise, CEW, DE&T etc </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 staff, Cardiff Bay Office, St Asaph, Pembrokeshire </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>WRAP’S VISION: A world without waste, where resources are used sustainably. </li></ul>WRAP’S MISSION: To help businesses and individuals reap the benefits of reducing waste, developing sustainable products and using resources in an efficient way.
    6. 6. MAKING A DIFFERENCE, TOGETHER <ul><li>Over the last eight years across the UK: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling rates have nearly quadrupled. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Investment for 5.8 million tonnes extra reprocessing capacity. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>12 million tonnes of CO 2 equivalent avoided. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Edinburgh Glasgow Cardiff Bristol
    8. 8. Why bother?: <ul><li>UK uses approx 680M tpa of material per annum, and wastes circa 50% </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Efficiency ‘quick wins’ could provide 10% of target reductions in GHG </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh Businesses could save £318M per annum </li></ul>
    9. 9. Is More Reprocessing Infrastructure Needed? : <ul><li>‘ Proximity principle’ – reprocessing as close to source as practicable </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated at least 25% of Welsh source separated recyclate leaves Wales for reprocessing </li></ul><ul><li>Reprocessing has both environmental and economic benefits </li></ul><ul><li>WAG targets for 70% recycling by 2024/25 implies need for massive increase in reprocessing (80% more input?) </li></ul>
    10. 10. Opportunities for the Reprocessing Sector? : <ul><li>Increased supply and gate fees (landfill increasingly expensive) </li></ul><ul><li>Recyclate prices will rise, inevitably, as virgin materials do </li></ul><ul><li>Welsh business demand for recycled inputs will rise </li></ul><ul><li>Support is available </li></ul>
    11. 11. ‘ Expertise – Based’ Business Support for the Reprocessing Sector from WRAP Cymru
    12. 12. Helping Reprocessors to Grow: <ul><li>WRAP Cymru can help with - </li></ul><ul><li>Business planning and finding funding </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying and exploiting market opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Management support – ‘Interim Management’ </li></ul><ul><li>Technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Intellectual Property protection </li></ul>
    13. 13. ‘ Finance – Based’ Business Support for the Reprocessing Sector from WRAP Cymru
    14. 14. Funding Based Products: <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>eQuip – ‘residual value guarantee scheme’ </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capital Grants for Reprocessing Infrastructure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De minimis grant to support recycling by SMEs </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De minimis grant to encourage use of recyclate in manufacturing </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Capital Grant Programme 2008 - 2011: <ul><ul><ul><li>‘ MAP’ funding – waste has to be 60% Commercial & Industrial (ie from business) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>First of its kind for Wales – multi-round, multi sector competition but NOT a continuous scheme </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 rounds throughout 2008-11 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately £3m available each round </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circa £6.5M grant lever in £19M investment, created 365k tpa reprocessing capacity </li></ul></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Capital Grant Programme 2010 – 2015?: <ul><ul><ul><li>Convergence Funded (Convergence Region only) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 + funding rounds from ‘late’ 2010 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Circa £2m per round </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 45% intervention rate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WON’T have to have rigid C&I stipulation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Waste streams to be guided by ‘Towards Zero Waste’ and subsequent sector plans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluation based on VFM in terms of tonnages diverted/CO2 saving and job creation </li></ul></ul></ul>
    17. 17. De Minimis Grant Schemes – SME Support: <ul><ul><ul><li>SME recycling rates comparatively low </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Funding to establish new collection services with focus on SMEs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Bring Site’ infrastructure for SMEs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capital + initial promotional costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typically up to £50K </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outputs are forecast quantities of material diverted from landfill </li></ul></ul></ul>
    18. 18. De Minimis Grant Schemes – Recycled Content: <ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on SME manufactures </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To encourage substitution of virgin material inputs in product OR packaging </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any non-metallic materials </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Capital costs + ‘relaunch’ promotional costs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typically up to £50K </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Outputs are forecast quantities of material diverted from landfill </li></ul></ul></ul>
    19. 19. ‘ Joined up thinking’ on Incentives for (a?) Change: <ul><li>SME Recycling Support – incentivises collection of recyclate from SMEs </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Grants for Reprocessors – to increase capacity in Wales to treat C&I waste, and produce high quality outputs </li></ul><ul><li>And now…….Support for increasing Recycled Content for Welsh manufacturing SMEs </li></ul>