Projects researching wood recycling are being invited to submit bids for the Waste and Resources Action Programme’s (WRAP) second round of funding.

WRAP is looking to fund research into new applications for recycled materials, as well as innovative projects to plug specific gaps in the knowledge base, including recycling of treated timbers, reclamation and recycling of wood from the construction and demolition stream, and wood collection logistics.

WRAP chief executive Jennie Price said: ‘We are particularly interested in proposals that will open up new areas of the market or that identify new, potentialy high volume and high value applications for secondary materials.’

Projects will be judged against criteria such as value for money, contribution to WRAP’s material specific targets and how the research will lead to a commercially viable recycled product. The deadline for applications is April 26, with successful projects announced in July.