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Plastics Market Situation Report 2019

Ken Davidson 0 1

The Plastics Market Situation Report is part of WRAP’s series of reports that provides in-depth information on the latest economic, market and regulatory trends affecting the capture and recycling of recovered plastics

Key themes to emerge from this report are:

  • Plastic arising
  • Plastics collections
  • UK domestic plastic recycling needs to increase to meet targets
  • Export markets close the door on poor quality plastic
  • UK Plastics Pact
  • Increased demand for recycled content
  • A global challenge
  • Greater awareness of the environmental impact of mismanaged waste plastic
  • Policy changes supporting positive change

What colour should I choose?

Differentiation in the waste sector

Ken Davidson 0 66

It’s fair to say that some businesses may be drawn into a spiralling debate over best price with customers, sometimes trying to match or improve on competitor activity. Especially relevant in the commercial wheelie bin & skip sector, where prospects often to see a number of operators offering a very similar service.

Being clear on what sets you apart may not always be obvious.....

Targeting Waste Materials & Customer Accounts

Ken Davidson 0 67

You will be aware that a typical standard rules waste transfer permit has over 200 material codes. That’s a vast array of material types that could potentially be accepted by the same site! However, we’ve seen from experience that manyfacilities only use a handful of these codes and typically those common materials such as; plastic, metal, rubber, inert, organic and so on.

Large Volume Container Collection

Strategic Market Assessment Focuses Commercial Activity

Ken Davidson 0 178

​The project involved working collaboratively across the sales and marketing, operations and finance functions, analysing revenues and profitability by vehicle mode, location and customer group and the implications for the business. Each stage of the sales cycle was also assessed in detail in order to identify core touch points and service improvements.