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Waste and recycling education in schools

Devon County Council also has one of the most extensive Waste Education Programmes in the country, provided by an experienced education team at Resource Futures.

They offer a range of workshops, assemblies, resources, training and visits to support teachers to embed the 3Rs into the curriculum and everyday school life.

The Zone

Visit the The Zone website  to find out more about how to include the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle message effectively in your school’s curriculum with their extensive teaching resources. You can download everything from lesson plans to classroom activities and find out more about site visits, workshops and funding.

School visits to Brynsworthy Recycling Centre

We welcome visits from schools to our recycling centre at Brynsworthy, Barnstaple. Children will have the opportunity to see our recycling process hall in action, chat to members of our recycling team, and participate in some fun, educational activities. Please contact for more information. Visits are offered to all North Devon schools.

Real nappies

If you are thinking of using real nappies, but aren't sure which type to buy or whether they will suit your lifestyle, the Devon Real Nappy Project may be able to help. There are real nappy advisors covering the Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and South Molton areas. They can offer you support about real nappies and information about trial kits, with local networking events also held regularly.

For more information, please go to the Recycle Devon website.