Devon has launched a new multi-agency task force to combat fly tipping. Many of the county’s leading agencies will be working together in a crime-busting partnership known as the Clean Devon task force.
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Carbon contributions from each of Devon’s eight district waste collection authorities as well as its recycling centres will be included in the analysis.
Cllr Davis says that all residual waste now goes to Energy Recovery Facilities, and is used to create heat and electricity.
Devon County Council will phase out its use of the most polluting single-use plastic products within two years. Members of the Council’s Cabinet voted unanimously to support to the move, which is part of a new action plan to help cut the amount of single-use plastic waste in Devon.
The ‘Plastics Strategy’ outlines how various single-use plastic food and beverage packaging and tableware (such as cutlery and cups) will be removed from Council work locations by 2020
Visitors to Ivybridge’s Household Waste Recycling Centre should feel a modest sense of pride knowing that their recycling centre has now officially been named Civic Amenity Site of the Year.