The Waste Action Group are in action again with yet another new venture.

Concerned with food waste, this time they are holding a food sharing lunch called ' Grubs Up Crediton". It is a free community meal using surplus food donated by local shops, cafes and businesses and takes place on Saturday 30th September at 12.30 in the Boniface Centre. The aim is to use surplus food to create and share a delicious meal and to share tips about saving food waste. 

This is a pilot event to see if there is demand for regular events. Spaces are limited, so please book.


10th December 2017

Crediton Christmas Tree Festival

Sustainable Crediton are having a tree. Volunteers are needed to help decorate the tree at the beginning of December. Please get in touch with Esther Mann, contact details in the right panel. This years theme will be "Love Food, Hate Waste" The Festival takes place in early December, featuring ...

2nd December 2017

CAG Devon Skill Share 2017

Come together with other community groups and individuals from across Mid Devon taking action for a more sustainable world. Swap ideas, take part in hands-on training sessions, gain inspiration and receive expert advice. Choose from a menu of sessions: Morning A) Facebook basics* - a session for ...

30th November 2017

Precious Plastic

We have a volunteer looking to start a new plastic recycling initiative in Crediton based on the Precious Plastic organisation principles and practices. Precious Plastic is a global community of hundreds of people working towards a solution to plastic pollution. Knowledge, tools and techniques are ...

25th November 2017

Soil and Compost Doctor training day @ Knightshayes Gardens

This hands on day is brought to you by the Tiverton Area Communities Transition (TACT) Celebration of Soil group, and Community Action Groups (CAG) Devon. Participants will come away with: An understanding of what soil is, why we need to look after it, life in the soil and why compost is such a v ...

16th October 2017

Waste Action Group Open Meeting

1) Apologies-Jill and Anne, Coreen 2)Feedback from Grubs Up event- All felt that event went very well.3 feedback slips. Had £76 donations, expenses £53. Felt that Evenbrite system for invites was too cumbersome. Half booked through this and half through press release in Courier and personal conta ...

4th September 2017

WAG Sep meeting

Notes from last meeting Anyone interested in Reducing, Reusing or Recycling is welcome to come and join our small friendy group and see what we are planning. All ideas welcome! ...

30th August 2017

Good news about microbeads!

The UK government has banned ocean-polluting microbeads! Microbeads are tiny pieces of plastic that are found in products ranging from toothpastes to face scrubs. They go down the plughole and end up in our oceans and waterways, where they can be mistaken for food by fish. When this campai ...

30th August 2017

Grubs Up Crediton!

The Waste Action Group are in action again with yet another new venture. They are holding a food sharing lunch called "Grubs Up" which is a free community meal using surplus food donated by local shops, cafes and businesses. It will take place on Saturday 30th September at 12.30 in the Boniface C ...

31st July 2017

July Waste Action Group Meeting

1) Apologies Chris and Anne. Anne reported that she cannot be part of WAGS for the time being. 2) Matters Arising Food festival recycling - feedback to be discussed at next meeting 3) Devon Refill Project Info given by Ruth from CAG/DCC. Lots of resources available to run a project lo ...

29th June 2017

Take the Plastics Pledge

Plastic pollution has been called a "toxic time bomb" by the UN. Over 12 million tonnes of plastic are entering our oceans every year, and the amount is growing. There are two simple and quick ways you can act: 1. Swap single-use water bottles and coffee cups for reuseable whenever you can. Or if ...

29th June 2017

Whelk shells - waste or treasure?

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY PROBES NEW USES FOR SHELLFISH WASTE. A report on some positive "waste" news. Quay Fresh & Frozen Foods produce 800 tonnes of crushed whelk shell waste every year, and since last December have a licence to dump some of it in the sea. Much of this is then washed up on beache ...

18th June 2017

Recycling at the Crediton Food Festival

The Food Festival was a great success with the weather staying fine and dry. If anything, the weekend was too hot! Fortunately the recycling point was sited under the shade of the trees in the square. We collected a number of bags of recyclables, and were even able to add an additional recycling s ...

3rd June 2017

Having a Clear Out?

Another Give & Take event, organised by the Methodist Church with help from Sustainable Crediton. Bring along any unwanted items or come along and find something useful. OPEN: Wed 31 May to Sat 3 Jun 10am - 4pm GIVE any re-usable household, garden & DIY items, tools, books, toys or ...

26th April 2017

Devon Community Resource Gathering

The day was organised by DCRN, a networking organisation funded by DCC. The event was held at the Boniface Centre in Crediton. Delegates from organisations involved in reuse, recycling and composting attended from all over Devon - Coombe Martin, Chudleigh, South Brent, Chagford, Uffculme and Buck ...

29th March 2017

Learning how to compost

I attended the Compost Doctor Training in March and learnt about several different ways to make compost, for example using a compost tumbler, wormery, New Zealand composter or a green cone. I never realised there were so many different ways to turn your vegetable peelings into good stuff for the ga ...

29th March 2017

Devon Community REsource Gathering

Celebrating over 20 years supporting Devon Communities Please come together to acknowledge the strength of Devon Communities and reaffirm the hugely positive impact that community groups and individuals across the county have made in saving wasted resources. It's also time to say a big thank you t ...

27th February 2017

Love Food, Hate Waste

Two members of Sustainable Crediton's Waste Action group have been inspired by this Community Action Group (CAG) Devon project event on reducing food waste and attended an event to become "Food champions". UK households waste around £12.5 billion worth of good food and drink each year, costing ...

22nd February 2017

Love Food Hate Waste Training

In the UK, we throw away 7 million tonnes of household food and drink every year, the majority of which could have been eaten. The average family wastes around £720. CAG Devon want to work with you and your community to do something about this. Are you passionate about good food? Would you like to ...

29th January 2017

North Tawton Plastic Recycling Continues

NORTH TAWTON RECYCLING PROJECT - Reducing landfill and promoting recycling Our household plastic waste collection is held in the public car park, The Square, North Tawton, on the third Saturday of every month, 10am to 12 noon. We have seven volunteers plus members of the Environmental Group, who ...

Photograph of recycled cans collected at the Crediton Food Festival, 2010
29th January 2017

Campaign for bottle deposit return schemes


An investigation has just uncovered that drinks giant Coca Cola is lobbying against deposit return schemes in the UK. 
In the UK alone we use 35 million plastic bottles every day and as many as 16 million of these go unrecycled - ending up on our beaches, in landfill and in our oceans.

The concept is simple - when you buy a bottled drink you pay a little bit extra, and when you return the bottle, you get your money back. The more bottles returned, the more can be reused or recycled - reducing the amount that end up polluting our oceans.

Similar schemes in other countries have been shown to boost the amount of bottles that are collected to a whopping 98% - so we know they can have a huge impact. 

Plastic is killing our oceans - please sign the petition  to show your support and help fight back against plastic pollution.                               

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