Plastic Free Newton Abbot


Transition Newton Abbot is joining the Newton Abbot Plastic Free Campaign

We want to hear from everyone that wants to join us and take part in the campaign. Please contact us if you wish to take part.

There are many ways to get involved – organising plastic free events near you, taking part in litter picking, contacting shops to reduce/ stop the use of single use plastics, promote the Refill Devon campaign, engage with local schools and community groups.

To see what we are doing visit us on Facebook.


TerraCycle is doing an amazing job recycling hard-to-recycle items. There are a number of free programmes for certain items. We have a few available here in Newton Abbot.

Before you go to a public drop-off location with your waste, we advise you to check the details (full address, opening hours and location of collection box at the site) and when a telephone number is listed it’s worth calling just to ensure the collection point is still active.

Terracycle and Walkers Crisp Packet recycling. Any brand. Do not fold the packets and make sure they are completely empty. Crisp multipacket outer packaging is accepted. See more on the Terracycle site.

Drop off points at
South Devon UTC Kingsteignton Road,Newton Abbot, TQ12 2QA

TerraCycle® and ACUVUE® have partnered to create a free recycling programme for any brand of soft contact lenses and blister packs. There is a drop off point at Boots Opticians, 34-38 Courtenay Street,Newton Abbot, TQ12 2DT

BIC® Community Champions (drop-off locations) Decoy School and Coombeshead Academy. Any brand of pen, felt tip, highlighter, marker, correction fluid pot, correction tape, mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition.

All brands of make-up packaging through the Maybelline progreamme in Newton Abbot visit Superdrug in Courtney Street. Visit the Terracycle site to see what is accepted.


December 2018

Transition Newton Abbot took a stall at Newton Abbot Market on Saturday December 8th to raise awareness of plastic pollution. The display highlighted the problems of plastic in the ocean. TNA members produced fabric Christmas wraps and other crafts. Lizzie, the Recycling Officer from Teignbridge came with information on recycling and ways to reduce waste over Christmas.

Many thanks to Plastic Free Chudleigh for the information provided below.

Click here for information on simple cleaners

Click here for information on the plastic free home

Click here for information on the plastic free kitchen

click here for information on the plastic free laundry