Devon currently recycles around 55% of it's waste
(measured by weight)
Previous projects we have been involved in:
- Litter picks to show how much litter is plastic and what can be
- Plastic recycling video on u-tube
- Biscuit wrapper collection to raise money for charity
- Waste plastic collections - 14 tonnes of waste plastic
Future ideas to develop in order to recycle
- Liaison with the Arts Centre to produce a fun playlet in order
to promote the recycling message
- Litter awareness campaign looking at the cost of rubbish
- Campaining to increase plastic recycling by
- Further recycling campaigns (e.g. like Terracycle) to expand
- Further work alongside MDDC and DCC on recycling
27th February 2017
About 25 years ago Ken Orchard decided to expand his recycling
activities in Morchard Bishop to include a doorstep collection in
Crediton. He thought that if it could show MDDC that such a service
was popular they might eventually back the endeavour with
Hence a rota of volunteers was for ...
21st November 2016
Devon County Council are consulting on two subjects in relation
to Waste Management over the next few weeks and would like your
comments on their proposals. Please go to consultation website "Have Your Say" to read
Please make your responses via Have Your Say or email
email@example.com by 2 ...
17th June 2016
Sarah's Barber shop at 85 High Street Crediton has become a
drop-off point for ring-pulls from cans which are recycled to make
unique gifts such as handbags and jewellery. The Openwork
Foundation who support disadvantaged children and young people are
behind the scheme.
Sarah's has also become a d ...
29th March 2016
Stretchy plastic can be recycled at the
Although MDDC now collect plastic for recycling there are
still some types of plastic not accepted by them.
However, Morrisons in Crediton, and other supermarkets with
a recycling point for plastic bags will accept other
plastic - even though th ...
29th November 2015
North Tawton Recycling Project group were overwhelmed at the
success of their first household plastic waste collection on
Saturday 21 November. Held in the Town Square car park, two large
bins were very quickly filled and the surplus was collected in
about a dozen large black sacks.
This is now a ...
21st July 2015
Plastic causes some of the greatest confusion when trying to
recycle. In order to help clarify this we have produced a
comprehensive guide. This lists the plastics that can be
accepted by MDDC kerbside recycling, DCC recycling sites and at the
Perhaps also importantly, also listed is ...
8th January 2014
A guide has now been issued with a comprehensive list of
items that can be recycled, rather than throwing out for
landfill. It also includes useful websites and organisations for
The list is correct for Mid Devon Residents - differences
may occur in other parts of Devon or in dif ...
29th May 2013
Globechain is a new social network that
connects people, charities and businesses to enable them to reuse
unwanted items within a global supply chain network.
The mission of Globechain is to connect individuals,
organisations and charities to enable them to be more productive
and cost effec ...
9th December 2012
A truly inspiring short film
about a South American community who make musical instruments from
rubbish. Watch it and your heart will melt. Please pass this on to
1st December 2011
Many thanks to Mike Brett for filming and then producing this
very professional film of our waste plastic collections in
Morrison's car park.
The community from Crediton and the surrounding area can bring
plastics not currently collected by the kerbside recycling lorries
to the recycling po ...
3rd October 2010
"A little gem of recycled materials and newly generated compost
shoehorned into a tiny, constantly reorganised site with
eclectic buildings and minimal car parking. If you ever need
Farrow & Ball paint, books, clothes or an old bike Proper Job
would be a good place to start."
Alison Sha ...
5th June 2010
Did you know that the UK wastes £650 million of recyclable
materials every year, that Devon recycles only 53% of its food
waste or that there are really simple ways you can make your
computer use greener?
This and a lot more really fascinating and useful information on
Waste Reduction can b ...
1st January 2006
Guide to waste reduction and recycling.