18th June 2017

Recycling at the Crediton Food Festival

The Waste Action Group will again be at the 9th year of the Crediton Food Festival on the weekend of 17th and 18th June 2017. Once more, we will be taking recyclable materials out of the waste generated by the festival. We are collecting clean plastic, cans, cardboard and paper, and glass for Mid ...

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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