Sustainability Day - Talking Rubbish with Viridor

Climate change and the environment are key concerns for many business owners & #SustainabilityWeek this week is an ideal time to highlight it.  To ensure that businesses in Northern Devon are at the forefront of change and able to do their part, we are supporting a Sustainability Day with our Business Associates, Viridor and kindly hosted by Great Torrington School.

A ground-breaking event

We have a packed program through the day with schools in the morning and businesses in the afternoon.  With interactive and informative exhibition stands and a range of presentations, we are pleased to be supporting Viridor in this exciting program to share best practice and learn how we can all work and live in a more sustainable way.

Engaging schools

The morning Schools session will include a range of presentations and feature their final presentation by author, Ellie Jackson, who has written the Wild Tribe Heroes series of childrens' books, highlighting a range of issues such as plastics in oceans and palm oil.  The morning program will bring together pupils from over 120 schools invited to take part, with Viridor accreditation as Environmental & Recycling Ambassadors for the pupils attending, equipping them with the skills to share their new-found knowledge back at their own schools, to advise on how to reduce waste and increase recycling.

With interactive displays at the exhibition, there will be plenty of opportunity for the children to get involved and learn in a fun but safe environment at Great Torrington School.

Ellie Jackson
Ellie Jackson

How can business get involved?

The afternoon session, from 2 - 4.30pm is your opportunity to come and find out how your business can play a part.  With a range of presentations and exhibitors who will help to inform, engage and share best practice, along with networking with your peers.  

Presentations from:

  • North Devon Biosphere
  • Environment Agency
  • Viridor
  • Hemp Tank UK
  • Andigestion

Exhibitors include:

  • 361 Energy
  • Andigestion (biomass)
  • anew South West
  • Barnstaple & District Chamber of Commerce
  • Bottleman
  • Ellie Jackson
  • Environment Agency
  • Fitzpro
  • Hemp Tank UK
  • Mardon Recycling Equipment
  • North Devon Biosphere
  • North Devon Council
  • North Devon Plastic Free
  • Nurdle Coasts Micro Plastics
  • Perry's Recycling
  • Petroc
  • PWS Ltd
  • Safety Clean
  • Signmaker
  • Surfers Against Sewage
  • Tawmix Ltd
  • TCI GB Ltd
  • The Voice
  • Viridor

Come and join the conversation

The presentations and exhibitors have been carefully curated to ensure a range of information is available and you gain valuable insight into how your business can work more sustainably.   Learn about the latest techniques in recycling, or find out more about products that have sustainability at their core, find out what training is on offer locally at Petroc to support your business and much more.  Find out what practical steps you can take in your business to not just pay lip service to being 'green', but to make a genuine impact towards running your business in a more sustainable way.

North Devon's radio station, The Voice, will also be broadcasting from the event, following up on 

Make sure you are part of the solution, not the problem and join us to find out how we can all work together for a more sustainable future.

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