15th December 2016

Don't Put Christmas in the Bin!

Christmas is the most wonderful but also the most wasteful time of the year. Estimates suggest the amount of wrapping paper thrown out will go around the equator NINE times! Here are a few ideas to reduce waste: Christmas Cards Reuse cards to make your own labels for next year's presents Rec ...

15th December 2016

New Year, New Resolutions?

Could you reduce waste and save money? By making one or all of the pledges on Recycle Devon's website, not only will you help to keep Devon beautiful by avoiding waste but you may discover a new skill or social activity and you could save money too. You'll also get a free "Your Money, Use less - ...

29th October 2016

Give and Take Week

Our latest Give and Take week was held at the Methodist church hall in Crediton, and ran for seven days from Sat 22nd to Sat 29th Oct (excluding Sun). It was a resounding success with over 1150 visitors finding treasures to take home with them. A large amount of clothing, books, kids toys, bric a ...

Photograph of domestic appliances being repaired
29th October 2016

Do you have a broken electrical item?

Saturday's first community repair event in Crediton saw fifteen people bring twenty broken electrical items for the menders to work their magic on. Recycle Devon's Re-use Project is running a series of REPAIR IT events across Devon for household electrical appliances and computers. Based on Lond ...

19th September 2016

Waste Action Group meeting

1. Apologies Charles 2. Arrangements for Give and Take event Publicity - leaflets distributed to all. Jill has the remaining leaflets. Paula has done Courier ads, press release, local newsletters. Action - Paula will send info to schools and to put info on facebook Setting up - Frida ...

6th September 2016

Don't bin it, repair it!

A one day event on Sat 29th Oct at the Methodist Church Hall is being held to enable people to get electrical appliances repaired, rather than just being thrown away. With expert help on hand, broken electrical items will try to be repaired. All repairs will be undertaken free of charge. The aim ...

6th September 2016

Let's End Waste on Coffee Cups


Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has highlighted the number of coffee cups being thrown away in this country - around 7 million per day or 2.5 billion per year. Many people think they are being recycled, but very few actually are - less than one day's worth are being recycled!

To see more details of his findings click on the link Wake up and smell the waste.

Friends of the Earth are also campaigning to reduce this unecessary waste. To get involved click on the title.

What Can You do?

Find out where you can take your own coffee container to fill up. Locally, Crediton Leisure Centre will allow you to bring your own.



2nd September 2016

Waste Action Group meeting

1) Apologies None 2) Matters Arising from 10th June Meeting: Litter group - Charles reported that he was no longer leader, but groups will operate on an ad hoc basis and the next event will be 4th October to clean up the Crediton train station. 3) Food Festival Recycling follow up Jill r ...

3rd July 2016

Britain in Bloom Litter Pick 2

We will litter pick the route of the Britain in Bloom judging from Landscore School to East Street flower bed via Town Square and Newcombes Meadow. ...

27th May 2016

Britain in Bloom Litter Pick

A group of seven litter pickers walked the length of the Britain in Bloom judging route, that is from the East Street flower bed, Newcombes Meadow, Town Square, High Street, St Lawrence Green, Landscore, Threshers to Landscore School. We collected about 20 kg of rubbish in the process. Please r ...

25th April 2016

Waste Action Group meeting

1) Matters Arising from 8th Mar meeting Insurance for Repair Cafe Covered by Sustainable Crediton insurance, public liability etc, but ins company recommend using 'experts' - people with qualifications and experience. Could pay someone to do repairs, but would have to be self sustaining. Litter ...

Photograph of Sustainable Crediton supporters with the rubbish collected in Crediton on 1st October 2011
31st March 2016

Can We Keep Our Town Cleaner?

Are you sick and tired of seeing litter on our streets, in our green spaces and in the hedgerows? Would you like to do something about it? Then please consider becoming a volunteer litter picker in Crediton. Sustainable Crediton, the town's environmental group, together with Crediton Town Council, ...

8th March 2016

Waste Action Group meeting

1) Matters Arising from 25/01/2016 meeting a) Give and Take event at Methodist Church Discussed further in light of response from Church. Decided to try for 21st October to 29th October. Action: Esther to contact church and ask about dates and about using the premises for repair work to te ...

28th February 2016

Recycling Award for Esther

Esther Mann, co-ordinator of the Waste Action Group won the Community Group Recycling Hero award. She was presented with the award at the 4th Recycle Devon Thank You award ceremony. Esther won it for her part in managing two hugely successful Give and Take pop up shop events in Crediton last year. ...

Photograph of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall with an enormous pile of rejected parsnips
27th January 2016

War on Waste Food

Are you passionate about the amount of food that is wasted in this country?

Supermarkets and consumers waste millions of tons of food - around one third of all food that is produced. It's a scandal!

To campaign to stop food waste - sign up to Hugh Fearnly Whittenstall's campaign and show you want to do something about it and challenge the supermarkets. 

27th January 2016

Tiverton Repair Cafe

Ever wondered where to get help to repair something? Tiverton Repair Cafe is one of a worldwide network of centres set up to help repair items instead of throwing them away, saving money and landfill. It is held the second Saturday of every month at the Market Centre, Tiverton from 10am to 12 noo ...

25th January 2016

Waste Action Group meeting

Matters Arising from the last meeting Reuse project Jill attended meeting. Emma has kits for "Give and Take" events including clothes rails. Reports of a sofa 'mountain'! "Give and Take" at Methodist Church in summer holidays Esther had been to look at the premises and reported that ...