Archive for June, 2008

St Pierre du Bois recycling survey

June 30th, 2008 by Paul Domaille

The St Pierre du Bois recycling survey was commissioned by Douzainier Paul Domaille on behalf of the St. Pierre du Bois douzaine.

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The survey can be downloaded as a PDF file.

Scott Ogier’s speech during the States of Deliberation Energy Policy debate in June 2008

June 25th, 2008 by Scott Ogier

Well I am glad to finally get to the Energy Policy. Much has been said already, I would, however, like to make a few salient points.

It is fair to say the members of the group did not all start out of the same mind. As documents were read, presentations viewed and events attended we drew closer together in our deeper understanding of the issues facing us and the steps required. This report is the result of a two year journey for Deputy Flouquet, Deputy Parkinson, Deputy Guille, Deputy O’Hara and myself. It could not have been better supported by the staff and I thank them for that and all the hard work they put in to creating this document.

We may not all have been of the same mind when we started but by the time we had finished we had unified behind many of the guiding principles of this report.

This document and dozens like it currently being implemented across the developed and developing nations are crucial in the fight to adapt our societies to the pressures we find ourselves under.

I note the aspirational targets to reduce our CO2 emissions by 30% on 1990 levels by 2020 and by 80% by 2050 and I welcome them.

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Recycling old and broken mobile phones

June 10th, 2008 by Richard Lord

If you have a mobile phone you no longer use or need or that is broken please bring it into the Airtel-Vodafone retail shop next to Boots in the High Street, St. Peter Port, Guernsey for recycling or for proper disposal.

For the remainder of this year Airtel-Vodafone in Guernsey will make a donation to G-CAN for most old, broken or no longer used mobile phones brought into their retail shop.

Airtel-Vodafone is using the company Greener Solutions to recycle old & broken mobile phones.

Greener Solutions produces monthly a pre-assigned value for each working mobile phone that is brought into the Airtel-Vodafone shop for recycling. This value can be used either for store credit to purchase a new mobile phone or the value can be assigned to charity.

If a mobile phone has a cracked screen or does not work it is worth 30% of the assigned value. If the mobile phone is so old that it has no assigned value then Airtel-Vodafone will donate £2.50 to charity in the customer’s name.

If the mobile is water damaged no store credit or donation will be made but Airtel-Vodafone will accept the telephone for proper disposal.

Old and broken mobile phones are recycled for their components and newer and working mobile phones are refurbished for sale elsewhere.

Please inform friends and work colleagues about this recycling programme.

Mobile phones contain heavy metals and should be recycled and not throw out with household garbage.

The added advantage of recycling mobile phones with Airtel-Vodafone is that for the remainder of this year G-CAN may receive a small financial donation.