Waste firm invests £290K to strengthen the South West’s circular economy

In a bid to strengthen the South West’s circular economy and to tackle throwaway culture, a leading waste management and recycling company has invested £290,000 in machinery and facilities at its specialist plastics reprocessing centre.

DCW, the Zero to Landfill firm based in Exeter, has introduced a new 10,000ltr fountain blender, an extruder machine and a mezzanine to its Marsh Barton plastics recycling and reprocessing plant, DCW Polymers. Together, the machinery will increase production of DCW’s recycled plastic furniture range by 400% and create eight new jobs.


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Princesshay Sustainability Event

Event Date: 
24/09/2021 - 9:30am to 25/09/2021 - 6:00pm
Princesshay, Exeter

To celebrate the Great Big Green Week 2021, Princesshay is holding a two-day sustainability event in Princesshay Square on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th September in collaboration with key partners across Exeter.

Head to Princesshay on these dates and learn how small changes can make a big difference to our planet, with pop up exhibitors, including Co Cars, Co Bikes, Rapid Charging Devon, St Sidwell’s Point, Liveable Exeter, Exeter City Living, Nourish, Sails & Canvas and Devon Contract Waste, showcasing their sustainable products and initiatives.

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Willmott Dixon team on site at Exeter Police Station

Exeter contractor Willmott Dixon pledges to be a net zero carbon business by 2030

Authored by cfrankpitt
Posted: Fri, 10/23/2020 - 1:55pm

Contractor Willmott Dixon, currently delivering several major projects in Exeter, is aiming to lead the construction sector with a series of ambitious commitments set out in its newly released sustainability strategy.

Entitled ‘Now or Never; our decisive decade’, the strategy includes the commitment that Willmott Dixon will become net zero carbon in its operations by 2030, with all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 also net zero carbon in use. It is also aiming for its supply chain partners to be net zero carbon by 2040; the first UK construction company to...

A Green Recovery: the future of transport in Exeter

Event Date: 
19/10/2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

We warmly invite you to our online event A green recovery: the future of transport in Exeter, with speakers including Ben Bradshaw MP.

Transport accounts for around one third of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions, with the vast majority coming from road transport - cars, vans and HGVs. At the same time, Devon and Exeter face significant transport challenges, both in terms of sustainability and accessibility.

The UK government has committed itself to the largest ever UK road building project – costing £27bn of taxpayers’ money over the next five years. So in the run up to key...

Clothes Swap hosted by Amnesty International

Event Date: 
09/02/2020 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Lemon Grove, St German's Rd, Exeter, EX4 6TG

Come along to Amnesty International's second annual Clothes Swap in Exeter!


The name clothes swap is pretty self-explanatory: donate clothes and you can take any items you fancy in return! Donating in advance means that you are able to get a reduced entry ticket on the day, or if you're unable to donate, turn up anyway and pay £4 entry to take part in the clothes swap. There will be coffee, cakes, and a live DJ, so even if you're not into clothes, there's still something for you!

All proceeds go towards the charities running their stalls and any...

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Water refill station will save 10,000 plastic bottles a year

Authored by lparks
Posted: Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:47am

A new water refill station will save 10,000 plastic bottles a year from being used as well as reducing litter and helping to keep walkers and cyclists hydrated.

Water retailer Source for Business, part of the Exeter-based Pennon Group, has sponsored the refill station at Okehampton YHA to help combat plastic waste. The refill station was opened by Fran Rickwood, Eco-School Co-ordinator at Okehampton Primary School who has driven a number of sustainability initiatives in the town.

“We’re proud to have helped Okehampton YHA with this important project. Helping businesses to...

Devon Contract Waste rises from the ashes as work begins on new sustainable Marsh Barton headquarters

Following the fire that devastated Devon Contract Waste ’s HQ in March 2017, the company is gearing up for the next phase of its growth with the development of a new HQ. This month, work begins on the company’s new 1,300m2 headquarters on Marsh Barton Industrial Estate in Exeter. Approved by Devon County Council officers in September, the new premises will be built to an improved, sustainable design to house new facilities and achieve an internationally-recognised BREEAM sustainability rating of Excellent.

Scheduled to complete in the company’s 30th anniversary year in 2019, Devon...

The Slow Fashion Show

Event Date: 
22/09/2018 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Exeter Cathedral

On the evening of the 22 September, InExeter and Sancho's will be hosting a night celebrating slow fashion at Exeter Cathedral, highlighting Autumn/Winter lines from selected independent businesses. We will also be showcasing designers and brands from the South West and providing a space for community groups to present their projects through fashion. Sancho’s will also launch of the South West Sustainable Design Award , celebrating the many sustainably minded designers, makers and community projects in the South west.

The evening will start with a drinks reception underneath the...

Vospers new Exeter supersite scores highly for sustainability

Authored by Marc Astley
Posted: Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:05am

Vospers has received construction industry recognition for a host of sustainability and efficiency measures at their £12m supersite in Exeter. The car dealer’s new 61,215 square foot state-of-the-art facility at Matford, opening late 2018, will feature a new FordStore and five new showrooms for Ford, Mazda, Fiat, Jeep and Alfa Romeo. Vospers CEO Nick Vosper said: “Our new facility is a great example of a large scale sustainable development and best practice in construction. Our long-term banking partner Lloyds Commercial supported us with funding for the purchase and development of the new...

Exeter Three to row Atlantic in the fight against ocean plastics

Three Exeter women are to tackle one of the world’s toughest rowing events, the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, a 3,400-plus mile crossing from the Canary isle of La Gomera to Antigua, West Indies.

As ‘Row for the Ocean’, the trio are rowing to raise £60,000 for the Plastic Free Coastlines campaign run by Surfers Against Sewage. Plastic waste is polluting every ocean on Earth, crippling sea wildlife and ruining beaches and water quality. To further support SAS, Row For The Ocean are holding beach cleans, fundraising events and school talks; this Saturday they're...