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Family owned Devon company challenges UK market to reduce plastic

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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’

Authored by Mary

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

Authored by Mary

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...

Council issues fresh appeal to recycling centre visitors not to queue on the roads

Authored by News Desk

The phased reopening of Devon’s Household Waste Recycling Centres for essential use only has gone 'relatively well so far' says Councillor Andrea Davis, 'but we are experiencing some problems with traffic queuing back onto the public highway causing a safety issue, which we're having to address.’

Public safety is paramount to Devon County Council, but despite their appeals for the...

Recycling centres to open for essential use only

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Devon County Council is reopening its recycling centres for essential use only from Monday 11 May.

The government has defined ‘essential use’ as waste that ‘cannot be stored without causing a risk of injury, health or harm to the resident or other members of their household.’

Residents are urged to follow government guidance and only travel to recycling centres if the waste...

Recycling centres restricted to essential use only

Authored by News Desk

Residents should only visit recycling centres if absolutely necessary.

Those with small amounts of waste which are suitable to be placed in the kerbside collection, those over 70, those who are self isolating (vulnerable or displaying symptoms of COVID 19) should not visit the sites from today (Monday 23 March) until further notice.

The new measures follow thousands of...

Crediton and Tavistock recycling centres closed until further notice

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The Punchbowl recycling centre in Crediton and the Crowndale recycling centre in Tavistock will be closed until further notice due to Coronavirus (Covid 19).

The closures of the Household Waste Recycling Centres are a result of staff shortages caused by staff members or their families self-isolating.

Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for...

Recycle Devon wants Devon residents to join the ‘Donation Generation’

Authored by Mary

Devon residents are being invited to join the Donation Generation by pledging to reuse and repair clothing as much as possible and reduce the estimated 10,000 items of clothing thrown away in the UK every five minutes.

Every pledge made will be entered in a prize draw on 2 March 2020, to win one of 10 Upcycling and Repair kits.

The kits consist of handy items to help repair...

The Big Fix goes nationwide!

Authored by Mary

UK residents can find inspiration on how to breathe new life into their broken possessions at what promises to be the largest repair event of its kind ever held.

The Big Fix 2020 will see 75 repair cafes from around the UK join forces and run simultaneous events on Saturday February 15.

In an event being co-ordinated by Devon County Council, hundreds of volunteer fixers will...

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