Thank You To Devon's Recyclers30th November, 2010
The Don't let Devon go to waste campaign wants to thank Devon residents for all their efforts to reuse, reduce and recycle.
With a recycling rate of 52.62%, Devon is the 2nd best county in England. There is just 0.02% between Devon and Leicestershire, which claimed the top slot with a rate of 52.64%. In Devon last year, over 200,000 tonnes of material was recycled instead of being sent to landfill.
However, there is still more to do and the recycledevon.org website can help you to recycle as much as you can or kick start that recycling habit. The website contains details of recycling collections, ordering replacement containers and nearest recycling centres as well as being a resource for garden tips, savvy shopping and saving money.
Ever wondered what happens to your recycling after you put it out for collection? Have a look at the new Recycle Trail videos to see the journey that takes place for materials collected from your home to the reprocessor and then ultimately back into new products.
Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council's Cabinet Member for Environment and Regulatory Services, said: "We are constantly amazed at how hard Devon's residents work at recycling and we want to say a big thank you to everyone. As well as recycling, it is important that we all do whatever we can to reduce waste and decrease the amount going to landfill. Cutting down on food waste and steering clear of over packaged goods can all help and could save money too.
"Next year we want to make Devon the number one recycling county but we will need your help to do it. So go to the website, get all the information you need and keep recycling!"