Tag Archive for 'litter'

Discarded Nylon fishing net litter collected for making carpet tiles

January 9th, 2013 by Interface Inc

Interface, Inc, a global carpet tile manufacturer, and conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are celebrating the successful completion of a pilot project and the start of a commercial venture with both conservation and socio-economic benefits. The innovative collaboration, called Net-Works™, has been created to tackle the growing environmental problem of discarded fishing […]

Increasing amounts of plastic litter on the seafloor of the Arctic Ocean

October 24th, 2012 by Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research

Dr. Melanie Bergmann, biologist and deep-sea expert at the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association, has found that the amount of plastic litter on the Arctic sea floor has increased. Her findings are reported in the paper “Increase of litter at the Arctic deep-sea observatory Hausgarten” published in Marine […]

Cigarettes kill us, foul our air, and litter our streets

May 31st, 2012 by Events

According to the World Health Organisation “tobacco products are the only legally available products that can kill up to one half of their regular users if consumed as recommended by the manufacturer.” The World Health Organisation has designated 31 May as “World No Tobacco Day“. Every year nearly six million people die from tobacco use […]

Clearing the Guernsey shore of litter during Beachwatch weekend 2011

September 22nd, 2011 by Richard Lord

During a windy Saturday 17 September 2011 many volunteers, coordinated by the States of Guernsey Environment Department, participated in the Marine Conservation Society‘s Beachwatch Big Weekend by walking the Guernsey sea shore to collect litter.

Guernsey’s cigarette end litter

May 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Legacy which works to stop Americans smoking states that smokers in the USA light-up more than 360 billion cigarettes each year.  Another website states that globally humans smoke 15 billion cigarettes every day.  It is estimated that over 5.6 trillion cigarettes are thrown out into the environment each year. According to Legacy, smoking is the […]

Guernsey Post Office helps in shoe repair

April 11th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Philip Henderson provided a good example of repair and reuse in a note to Facebook. The sole of one of his black shoes had detached so he used ‘industrial strength’ glue to stick the sole back-on and used Guernsey Post Office rubber bands to hold the repair in place. Once upon a time when a […]

Beachwatch weekend Chouet beach clean on 19 September 2010

September 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

At first glance Chouet beach didn’t appear to have much litter.  Anne Sandwith found some plastic bags embedded in sand at low tide, which she asked for help to retrieve.  The tide was coming in so it was a race against time.  Only a portion of each plastic bag was exposed and in some cases […]

Clearing Champ Rouget of litter during Beachwatch weekend 2010

September 24th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The bay to the north of Chouet on the north coast of Guernsey is a collection trap for objects that float in from the sea.  Beachwatch volunteers wore gloves and collected litter in flexible plastic tubs.  This is preferable to using plastic bags, which adds to what needs to be disposed in the landfill. Plastic […]

Guernsey Beachwatch volunteers out in force to collect litter on 18 & 19 September 2010

September 16th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Environment Department

On 18 and 19 September 2010 hundreds of Islanders will be combing the Island’s beaches as part of the Marine Conservation Society annual Beachwatch survey, which is organised locally by the Environment Department. Beachwatch is the largest annual beach litter clean and survey in the UK, with thousands of volunteers combining efforts to clean dozens […]

Guernsey Post Office Staff clean Saline Bay Beach on 4 July 2010

July 4th, 2010 by Richard Lord

On 4 July 2010 twenty Guernsey Post Office employees and friends turned up on a windy and increasingly overcast afternoon to pick-up litter from the beach in Saline Bay.  Besides the usual plastic bottles, aluminium cans, sweet wrappers, pieces of Styrofoam and Nylon fishing twine, a plastic calculator was found as well as pieces of […]