Plastics Packaging and Textile Recycling Grants

WRAP (The Waste and Resources Action Programme) are accepting grant applications for eligible projects.

This grant will support projects that provide new infrastructure and technologies which significantly increase recycling capacity for difficult to recycle plastic packaging or textile materials.

The project must demonstrate that it goes beyond ‘state of the art’ i.e. beyond current industry norm, and it must have a measurable impact, e.g. in terms of quantity in tonnes, of plastics or textiles collected.

Eligible projects

The following activities are eligible for support under this grant:


Lot 1 - Plastics recycling:

Wash plants


Innovative sorting / Segregation equipment

Sorting software (Artificial Intelligence / NIR auto sort)

Smart marker systems

Conveyor systems

Weighbridge and load equipment

Infrastructure – bays, buildings

Storage / containers / shelving


Lot 2 - Textiles recycling:

Plant / Machinery

Tools or technology/software that helps disasemble and sort textile materials

Automated processes for removing unwanted items from clothing prior to recycling (e.g. zips, studs)

Automated sorting processes for used textiles by fibre type, and/or by colour


How much funding can I apply for?

WRAP will be funding projects of between £200,000 and £1 million.

Assessing your application

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:

Eligibility of applicant and project location

Eligibility of project activity

Ability to deliver the project, demonstrating timescales and experience

Potential project impact, including proposed monitoring


For an application form and more information - please visit their website directly:


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