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Recycling PlasticExminster’s Environment Working Party Recycling Group needs your help!

Figures from 2017 show 40% of the contents of black wheelie bin, or residual waste could potentially be recycled, which could make a significant reduction in carbon emissions and save at least £3 million. Recycling rates in Teignbridge are high but we would like to look into the causes of ‘missed recycling’ and what might be done to improve it. This is where materials like glass, rigid plastic, clothes, paper, cardboard or kitchen waste end up in non-recyclable waste bins.

We would be very grateful if you could fill in a short anonymous survey to help us look into this and address any common questions or issues that come up around recycling.

Please also feel feel free to reply to this post if you have any suggestions or comments. We are always very happy to have help from volunteers – if you have an interest in recycling and would like to in join us do get in touch!