Devon is celebrating becoming one of the top recycling counties in the UK.

The Devon Authorities Recycling Partnership used Recycle Week (running from June 20th to 26th) to announce that the recycling rate for the county now stands at 55 per cent.

The partnership's primary recycling campaign is called Don't let Devon go to Waste and it holds regular events across the county to get more people thinking about recycling and reducing waste.

More than 200,000 tonnes of household material was recycled or composted during the last financial year, the partnership said.

“Improving our already impressive recycling rates is a real achievement, and I would like to extend a big thank you to our residents for their efforts in reducing the amount of waste that gets sent to landfill,” commented councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council cabinet member for the environment.

If you're thinking of hosting some events to spread the recycling message, take a leaf out of Devon's book.

Its recycling group is always holding coffee mornings and attending roadshows to raise awareness of recycling.

At your next roadshow or community meeting, why not take along some promotional merchandise to spread the word?

Print your logo on cotton bags and distribute them to residents – a great way to get your name about.

“Devon celebrates another rise in recycling rates”. Tuesday June 21st.

Posted by Carl Blackshaw