Recycling stats boost for Devon

PUBLISHED: 18:00 03 July 2011

More than 200,000 tonnes of household material was recycled or composted in the last year.

DEVON is one of the top recycling counties in the country, new figures have revealed.

More than 200,000 tonnes of household material was recycled or composted in the last year, says the county council.

The recycling rate for the Devon now stands at 55per cent.

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council cabinet member for environment, said: “Improving our already impressive recycling rates is a real achievement. 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.

“There are lots of little things we can all do to reduce the amount of waste we produce, such as remembering to take reusable bags shopping, choosing goods with less packaging and only buying and cooking as much food as we need and making sure we use up leftovers.”


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