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  • Judging the Wheelie Wild Trail competition

    Throughout February, over 200 pupils from across primary schools in Devon were invited to design wheelie bins that connected food and farming with the message of recycling. They were allowed to use brightly coloured paint and everyday items that we throw away to decorate the bins. The eight winners would have their designs brought to […]

  • Worries over risk of rough sleepers in wheelie bins

    As the cold weather is set to continue, many homeless people are putting themselves at risk of injury and even death by sleeping in waste containers. Many rough sleepers are seeking shelter from the harsh weather conditions and see wheelie bins as a safer place to sleep than on the street. In addition, bins present […]

  • Bringing our wheelie bins to life

    We’ve teamed up with Devon’s largest event, Devon County Show, to promote the value of recycling in the food and farming industry to primary schools around Exeter. Proving that recycling is far from rubbish, over 200 pupils from Lady Seaward Primary School, Clyst St Mary Primary School, Ladysmith Federation Juniors and St Martins Primary School […]

  • House of Commons Reception to modernise Energy Sector

    As ambassadors of recycling, waste and green energy, we take responsibility to help shape our industry. We want to operate in a competitive, fair, ethical and sustainable market place, and we’re more than prepared to roll up our sleeves – to collaborate and challenge where necessary. That’s why we are proud to support the Entrepreneurial […]

  • Coastal gets Christmassy for Text Santa

    On Friday 18th December we liberated our Christmas wooly jumpers and adorned ourselves with festive trimmings to raise money for three great causes. It was all part of Text Santa, who challenged Great Britain to embrace the Christmas spirit and dress up for a £2 donation. All the money goes towards Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-a-Wish and Save the Children, who […]

  • 1,400 pupils discover how to transform garden waste into compost

    On a crisp, autumnal morning, our green team headed over to Westpoint Arena for the third annual Farm Wise event. A month of planning, two hours of setting up £500,000 worth of machinery and nine restorative cups of coffee later, the doors were opened and 1,400 primary school pupils from across Devon descended on the show to discover more […]

  • Diary of an Eco-Warrior

    On Wednesday 8th July we were joined by pupils from a local school who were learning about recycling. The day was jam packed with a tour of our main site and many other activities. Pupil James and his friend George created this great article for us “Diary of an Eco-Warrior’. ‘First we saw a giant […]