Woman holding a recycled charity candle for Missing People

Home Sweet Home for Missing People

Devon eco-business The Recycled Candle Company has teamed up with national charity Missing People to help raise awareness of the thousands of people who go missing each year.

The new Home Sweet Home pillar candle is being released just in time for Mother’s Day, always a poignant day for families with a missing loved one.

Jo Youle from Missing People explained: “Someone is...

Axminster Launch Event For Toy Recycling Scheme

A unique community preloved toy shop opens in Axminster on Friday 25 February, with a special launch event.

No Toy Left Behind is a brand new community shop selling gorgeous and giftable, lovingly restored preloved toys. Kickstarted by a successful crowdfunding campaign, the not-for-profit environmental initiative aims to decrease waste by saving toys from landfill and inspiring the...

Exeter Recycling Scheme wins National Award

Exeter City Council and Exeter City Football Club (ECFC) have won a national recycling award for their innovative scheme, Cans 4 City, which encourages Exeter football fans to recycle used drink cans while also raising money for charity.

The team behind Cans 4 City were presented with a Green Can Award by not-for-profit Every Can Counts in recognition of their outstanding recycling...

South West recycling firm acquires assets of national electrical recycling company as part of strategic UK expansion

The South West’s leading independent commercial waste management firm DCW has acquired the assets of electrical recycling company South West Computer Recycling.

After Somerset-based South West Computer Recycling, trading as WEEE Disposal, went into liquidation, DCW acquired its assets, allowing it to extend the reach of its Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) recycling...

East Devon celebrates six million recycling and waste collections

A total of six million recycling and waste collections – weighing more than 48,000 tonnes - were made in East Devon last year.

Crews collected the equivalent weight of 4,000 London double decker buses, through a whopping 4.5million recycling collections and 1.5 million waste collections.

As well as this a further 300,000 green waste collections were made.


Handy list of Christmas recycling tips from East Devon District Council

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 should have received a bin hanger, with all the information you need over Christmas and New Year.

The information can also be found by visiting

Exeter-based agency celebrates 21st anniversary with a focus on purpose

Award-winning Exeter agency Absolute PR and Marketing is celebrating 21 years in business with a brand refresh which reflects the agency and team’s passion for building brands with purpose.

Born out of a shared drive for delivering meaningful and purposeful work that has a positive impact, be that for clients or for the wider benefit of society and the climate, Absolute has adopted a...

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...