Tag Archive for 'plastic bottles'

Take3 Guernsey volunteers pick-up Petit Port’s litter

January 27th, 2014 by Richard Lord

In mid-January 2014, Karen Marsh, Take3 Guernsey member, instigated a beach clean by posting on the group’s Facebook page to ask if anyone was organising one. The Guernsey volunteer group takes its name from the non-profit Take3 organisation founded in Australia in 2009, which “asks everyone to simply take three pieces of rubbish with you when […]

Over ninety-percent of Guernsey’s usual household waste is recyclable

February 12th, 2012 by Richard Lord

My household of four people has begun to study how much waste it generates and how much can be recycled each week. Week one In the first week of the study beginning on 28 January 2012, 10,697 grams or about 10.7 kgs of waste was produced in total; 9725 grams or about 9.7 kgs of […]

Guernsey south coast beach cleans during Beachwatch weekend 2010

September 25th, 2010 by Events

During Beachwatch weekend Environment Department officer Jan Dockerill collected seaborne litter that had been deposited on the beach at Moulin Huet on Guernsey’s south coast.  Jan Dockerill found there were nearly double the number of plastic bottles and Polystyrene and Polyurethane pieces compared to 2009 but in 2009 the tides and wind direction brought less […]

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 […]

Twelve Guernsey beaches provide recycling bins for cans and bottles

July 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Public Services Department has teamed up with the Environment Department to place recycling bins for tin and aluminium cans, and plastic bottles ( plastic No. 1 and No. 2 only) at twelve Guernsey beaches so that these recyclable materials don’t have to be taken home for recycling anymore. Recycling bins have been provided at […]

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 […]