Tag Archive for 'polystyrene'

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 […]

TED presentation by Eben Bayer: Are mushrooms the new plastic?

October 2nd, 2010 by Richard Lord

Common plastics and their recycling symbols

October 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The table of common plastics and their symbols is published in the Guidance on Applying the Waste Hierarchy Currently only Plastic No. 1 (PET, PETE) and Plastic No. 2 (HDPE) can be recycled at Guernsey’s Bring Banks.  However a Guernsey recycling business is looking at the feasibility of recycling Plastic No. 5. Marks & Spencers […]

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 […]