In the wake of David Attenborough’s Blue Planet 2, the whole country is a lot more aware of the issues of pollution, and that we need to take care of our planet. So after seeing all the great work people have been doing to reduce their plastic waste and other pollution, we asked our social media following to tell us their favourite eco-friendly businesses!
Have we missed any out? Let us know in the comments!
Mazzard Farm, Ottery St Mary
We are a small, award-winning, cluster of six luxury cottages just outside the market town of Ottery St. Mary. At Mazzard Farm, you can enjoy a fabulous Eco-Holiday, where they have put in place sustainable and eco-friendly utilities and amenities so that their impact on the environment is heavily reduced.
Sancho’s has two sustainable shops that are based in Exeter Devon, and unlike shops that you may find on the high street, they source clothing that is certified fair trade and is constructed from sustainable natural materials. In both their men’s and women’s stores, Sancho’s stock a carefully curated range of clothing, accessories and gifts from organic and fair trade producers.
Ashwoods Electric Motors, Chudleigh
Ashwoods Electric Motors design and manufacture smaller, lighter and more efficient permanent magnet electric motors across a range of sectors including materials handling, off highway, automotive and marine.
Due to their efficiency at cutting down emissions, the Ashwoods range of permanent magnet electric motors are used extensively in a wide range of applications. Combining attributes such as high efficiency, low cost, lightweight and compact means their motors are the obvious choice for many applications.
Lightfoot is a fresh, vibrant and highly innovative cleantech engineering company. Lightfoot gives drivers the tools to improve and the incentives to make them want to. Their technology helps drivers see how they can improve their driving, reduce emissions and save money on fuel costs. It’s a win-win situation!
Ashley House, Exeter
Ashley House are one of the most eco-friendly printers in the UK. They combine their passion for print with caring for the planet, doing everything they can to make the world a greener place – from sourcing sustainable print materials, to how they run the business and working with numerous environmental charities and organisations.
CleanEco is known as ‘Devon’s Greenest Cleaning’ company; established over 18 years ago in Totnes South Devon and now providing a wide service to Plymouth, Exeter and surrounding areas as well. They offer professional eco-friendy cleaning services accross a wide range of sectors, including domestic, commercial, holiday lettings & holiday homes.
The Green Taxi Company, Sidmouth
The Green Taxi Company are an environmentally friendly taxi service based in East Devon, which puts you and the planet first at no extra cost. They provide long and short distance travel for companies and individuals using low emission cars with excellent customer service.
Green Scheme, Yelverton
Green Scheme Solutions Ltd aims to provide high quality, durable rubber and plastic products, along with a full design and installation service to help you realise your project. They pride themselves as problem solvers and will work with you to find the best, most cost-effective solution. Passionate about the environment, they aim to promote a green solution wherever possible.
Eco Blitz, Plymouth
Ecoblitz SW – Cleaning and Life Services is based in Plymouth and operates throughout Devon and Cornwall. They provide reliable and professional cleaning and life services, which are personal and specific to the individual customer. All of their products are environmentally friendly; from their cloths to their cleaning products.
The Green Funeral Company, Totnes
The Green Funeral Company was founded in 2000 to offer an ecological alternative to traditional funerals. Since then, they have helped hundreds of people through the traumatic days following a death and together we have created appropriate, emotionally rewarding funerals.