Plymouth firm plays its part in recycling the equivalent of 120 million plastic straws in driveways across the UK

Oltco Plymouth, the leading sustainable resin bound driveway company, led by Ben Ure, has recently played its part in recycling the equivalent of over 122 million plastic straws in driveways up and down the country.

Working across Plymouth, Yelverton, Gunnislake, Lifton, Princetown, Ivybridge and the surrounding towns and villages, Oltco Plymouth has partnered with local businesses,...

5,326 pupils in SW participate in national bottle top recycling initiative

More than 61 schools in the South West of England have registered to take part in a nationwide recycling campaign to raise awareness about the amount of plastic waste being leaked into the environment.

The UK’s leading brand of sustainable composite decking, Composite Prime launched its ‘Message in a Bottle Top’ campaign this year to encourage key stage one and two children to think...

Do you want to re-home items you don't use? Join Tuesday Tables

Communities across Devon have the chance to rehome every-day items they no longer need simply by leaving them outside their front door every Tuesday, starting 6th April.

The new initiative is called ‘Tuesday Tables’ and is part of Recycle Devon’s commitment to help residents reduce the amount of waste we throw away.

Tuesday Tables encourages people to pass on items they no...

Tesco to help Plymouth households recycle soft plastic

Tesco to help Plymouth households recycle soft plastic

Shoppers across Plymouth will now be able to recycle cling film, crisp packets and salad bags at their local Tesco store as the supermarket rolls out the biggest network of soft plastic collection points in the UK.

Tesco is putting the collection points at all of its Extra and Superstores across the South West, with the Plymouth Metro, Plymouth Roborough and Plymouth Transit Way...

Recycling by East Devon residents is tenth best in country, DEFRA reveals

Recycling by East Devon residents is tenth best in country, DEFRA reveals

More than 60 per cent of all household waste is recycled in East Devon, making the district one of the best in the country.

This puts East Devon District Council (EDDC) as the tenth best recycling council in England, up from 15th place last year.

The district also has the number one spot for lowest waste generated per household.

DEFRA has confirmed that East Devon...

Christmas recycling tips from EDDC and recycling dates for your Christmas tree

Not sure what you should and shouldn’t be recycling this Christmas? Well East Devon District Council (EDDC) has put this handy list together to help you over the festive season.

Every household in the district will soon be receiving a bin hanger, with all the information you need over Christmas and New Year. The information can also be found by visiting

Family owned Devon company challenges UK market to reduce plastic

A company from the heart of Devon is celebrating after winning Innovation of the Year at the 2020 UK Packaging Awards for its unique eco-friendly packaging.

Furthermore, Newton Abbot based Westaways sausages has been shortlisted as one of five finalists - including four goliaths of pork, beef and poultry processing in the UK - for the Meat, Poultry and Seafood Manufacturing Company...

Recycling rates increase during lockdown

Kerbside recycling rates across Devon increased during lockdown according to the latest figures released by Recycle Devon.

Ahead of the 16th Annual Recycle Week (September 21 to September 27) the figures show a 12 per cent increase between April and June 2020.

And now, on behalf of Recycle Devon, Councillor David Harvey, chairman of the Devon Authorities Strategic Waste...

Recycle Devon urges residents to make a pledge and ‘wear what you have’

Devon residents are being urged to breathe new life into their old clothes and ‘wear what you have’ to help reduce their carbon footprint and to pass on clothes they no longer want to keep them out of the bin.

By making at least one of a series of pledges, residents will be entered into a prize draw with a chance to win one of 10 Duronic Fabric De-Bobblers.

An estimated 10,...

Households asked to be patient as crews redouble efforts to collect the backlog

Cardboard recycling has doubled in East Devon since the coronavirus lockdown in March from an average 250 tonnes a month to a whopping 526 tonnes a month – and there are no signs that these record collections are letting up even with the easing of restrictions.

East Devon residents – who are officially the best recyclers in Devon – are continuing their excellent recycling record...