Tag Archive for 'plastic bags'

Plastic: Where do you think it goes?

October 13th, 2010 by Richard Lord

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 […]

8 June 2010 has been designated No Plastic Day

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

No Plastic Day is a world wide event intended to bring awareness of the over-consumption of disposable plastic goods such as plastic bags and bottles. It is well known that there are floating islands of garbage in most of the world’s oceans. The huge amounts of plastic trash we all discard daily doesn’t decompose, doesn’t […]

Aladdin’s Cave Ltd. supports environmental causes by donating income from plastic bag sales to G-CAN

May 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Aladdin’s Cave Ltd. on Les Canus Road, Capelles, St. Sampson, Guernsey sells carrier bags in support of Guernsey Climate Action Network (G-CAN).  Their total charitable donations to G-CAN have amounted to almost £1500 in the last two years.  G-CAN appreciates their support.

Sticky: International Plastic Bag Free Day is 3 July 2010

May 27th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The International Bag Free Day website states that the aim of the nominated day is to make society aware of the over-consumption of plastic bags and disposable products and work towards developing more responsible and more environmentally friendly habits. It is also a day to assess the results of the measures applied in different countries. […]

The Guernsey Community Bag Partnership (GCBP)

May 19th, 2010 by Rosie

THE GUERNSEY COMMUNITY BAG PARTNERSHIP (GCBP) is a collaboration between the Guernsey Climate Action Network (G-CAN) and local retailers with the aim of encouraging shoppers to make the switch from disposable plastic carrier bags to reusable shopping bags. Our long-term aim is to see an end to the free distribution of disposable carrier bags in […]

Disposable Plastic Bags… why we need to reduce them

February 19th, 2008 by Rosie

It is devilishly hard to avoid the huge amounts of unnecessary packaging, much of it plastic, that is foisted on us when we shop, but refusing the free carrier bag is one instance when we can easily reduce the amount of plastic we take home. It is estimated that we each use between 167 and […]

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 […]