Tag Archive for 'litter'

The Mont Cuet wind blown litter, odour, and vermin problem must be dealt with

June 16th, 2010 by Vale Douzaine

The Vale Douzaine is very concerned that problems at the refuse tip at Mont Cuet will increase as it nears full capacity. At a recent meeting, the Douzaine agreed to make public its fears about the tip, whose recent problems have included wind blown rubbish, which can be a risk to animals as well as […]

Litter picked-up from Saline Beach on 13 June 2010

June 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Eighth Annual L’Eree Beach clean on 13 June 2010 a great success

June 14th, 2010 by David de Lisle

Over sixty people took part in the 8th annual L’Eree beach clean on 13 June 2010. Primary school students from Hougette School took part along with scouts, beavers and cubs from the 9th St. Peters Scout Group. Beach litter was collected in used 25 kg. capacity mixed poultry corn paper bags and no. 4 LDPE […]

If you find consumer litter on a beach please pick it up & place it in an appropriate bin

April 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

A report issued by Ocean Conservancy on 14 April 2010 states that on one day in 2009 over 10 million litter items were picked-up from the world’s beaches by beach cleaning volunteers.  Click Ocean Conservancy to download a copy of their 10 mb report. Click Marine Debris to find out more information about the role […]

Guernsey Beach Cleans and Beachwatch 2009

September 1st, 2009 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Environment Department co-ordinates and organises the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Beachwatch event. This year’s Beachwatch will be on the weekend of 19 and 20 September and it will mark the Marine Conservation Society’s 25th anniversary. The data collected forms the basis of an annual report that MCS uses to influence national […]

Compostable take-out food packaging available in Guernsey

January 13th, 2009 by Richard Lord

A1 Distributors Ltd. in St. Georges Esplanade, St. Peter Port sells compostable take-out food containers, plates, bowls and soup and drink containers. These containers are made from sugar cane by-products, reed and straw.  If left accidentally in the countryside or on the sea shore these containers, cups, and plates will decompose within a matter of […]

The Private Life of Plastic – a Straight 8 Film Competition entry by Chris Denton and Lindsay de Sausmarez

August 19th, 2008 by Lindsay

Chris Denton and Lindsay de Sausmarez entered this film for the 2008 Straight 8 film Competition.  This competition requires contestants to make a short film on one cartridge of super 8 mm film without editing. This super 8 film looks at how plastic bags and bottles are damaging the ecosystem.  The film takes the form […]

Places Reducing Plastic Bags Use

February 19th, 2008 by Rosie

Beneath is a list of places, countries and communities, that are already taking action against plastic carrier bags, some with an outright ban and others by levying a charge. In many of the African and Asian countries, they are taking the issue so seriously that they are not only banning the free distibution of plastic […]