Tag Archive for 'plastic recycling'

Black plastic has nowhere to go in Guernsey but the Mont Cuet landfill

January 27th, 2013 by Richard Lord

At the end of November 2012 the States of Guernsey Public Services Department changed the labelling of the bring banks accepting plastic, and specified that black plastic would no longer be accepted but all other clean, food container plastic (not Styrofoam food trays, film or plastic bags) would be accepted at Guernsey’s bring banks. The […]

Black plastic no longer accepted for recycling at Guernsey bring banks

December 4th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department aims to increase the amount of plastic recycled locally by simplifying the system for islanders. All plastic packaging will now be accepted at the bring banks, with the exception of any black items and thin films, such as the seals on food containers, polythene and carrier bags. Although […]

Longue Hougue Recycling Facility now offers rigid plastic recycling

September 19th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department is expanding plastics recycling to include a host of everyday household items. The Longue Hougue Recycling Facility now accepts “rigid plastic”, which includes a huge range of items from washing up bowls and buckets to garden furniture and children’s toys. Unlike the household plastics collected at the bring […]

PSD installs ten on-the-go recycling bins in St Peter Port, Guernsey

June 19th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has installed attractive on-the-go recycling bins in areas around St Peter Port where people gather to relax with a soft drink or sit on a bench to have a snack. Each bin has three compartments – one for recycling plastic bottles (plastics 1,2,5 and 6), one for recycling […]

Guernsey recycling during Easter Bank Holiday weekend

April 22nd, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

STAFF from States Works and Mayside Recycling will be emptying bring banks as normal throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, including Sunday, to help cope with any ‘eggstra’ Easter packaging. Public Services’ recycling collectors will be on an ‘egg hunt’ at the bring bank sites around the island for the ‘eggstra’ packaging left over from Easter […]

Guernsey recycling of plastics 5 and 6 off to a flying start

January 21st, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Guernsey recycling of plastic 5 (PP) and 6 (PS) became possible today thanks to a Public Services Department and Mayside Recycling initiative. A quick visit to the Salerie Corner bring banks this morning showed there was a pent-up demand for recycling plastics number 5 (PP) and plastic number 6 (PS). Within minutes Mike Weysom […]

Two more types of plastic can now be recycled at Guernsey bring banks

January 21st, 2011 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Islanders can now recycle more plastics than ever before. A new initiative by the Public Services Department will enable islanders to drop off their type 5 and type 6 plastics in the same bring banks as their plastic bottles. Tina Norman-Ross, the States Recycling Officer, said “items such as yoghurt pots and sauce bottles and […]

One hundred percent of most challenging Christmas plastic wrapping could be recycled by new technique

December 17th, 2010 by University of Warwick

On average we each consume 120 grammes of plastic wrapping on Christmas gifts most of which is of a type which is almost impossible to recycle. Now researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a new technique which could process 100% of Christmas and other household plastic instead of the tiny fraction that currently […]

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department set to expand plastic recycling at bring banks to include polypropylene (PP, no. 5) and Polystyrene (PS, no. 6) plastics

December 7th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department is set to expand the range of household plastic items that can be recycled at the island’s bring banks. Although many products are generally referred to as plastic, they are made from a range of different materials. Until now only two of these could be recycled locally, but […]

In Guernsey you are never far from a recycling facility

December 3rd, 2010 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department has established 37 bring bank sites around the island.  Eight of these sites are considered super sites as they can receive nearly all the material that can be recycled currently in Guernsey. In 2010 the Public Services Department placed recycling bins at some seaside kiosks. There are many […]