Tag Archive for 'recycling'

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle at the Homelife show 2013 at Beau Sejour

November 5th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Reducing waste will be a key theme at the Homelife Show 2013 at the Beau Sejour Leisure Centre from Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November 2013 with extra recycling facilities for exhibitors and visitors. States of Guernsey Public Services’ staff will be on hand with information and advice. The Department’s Reduce Reuse Recycle stand […]

Reduce weight of household waste to reduce the parish refuse rate

January 23rd, 2013 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Services Department offers Guernsey residents the option of recycling a very large assortment of materials at the bring banks, at the Longue Hougue recycling facility, and at Chouet for green (garden) waste, but many people in our community do not use these facilities. The imperative to recycle is greater than […]

Guernsey Voluntary Service request clothing and accessories for fund raising ‘Nearly New Sale’ on 15 April

January 20th, 2013 by Guernsey Voluntary Service

The Guernsey Voluntary Service has organised a ‘Nearly New Sale’ for Monday 15 April 2013 in the lovely ballroom of the newly refurbished Duke of Richmond Hotel,. This prestigious event, supported by the Channel Islands Stock Exchange, will be the source of lots of wonderful bargains. You might already be thinking of spring cleaning and clearing […]

Where can I recycle Christmas trees in Guernsey?

December 31st, 2012 by Richard Lord

According to the States of Guernsey Public Services Department, Christmas trees for recycling can be dropped off during opening hours until 22 January 2013 at the following locations: Queux Patio Plants (open from 2 January 2013 – 8.30 am to 5 pm Monday to Saturday) States Works, Burnt Lane, St Martin Le Friquet Garden Centre, […]

The Recycling Band make musical instruments out of people’s junk

November 21st, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

These musicians make their instruments out of thrown out junk such as paint buckets, bicycle chains, saucepans, water containers, hosepipes, funnels, and bottle caps. The Recycling Band has become an advocate for reuse and recycling.  

Coca Cola’s Recyclometer shows the energy saved by recycling

October 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Coca-Cola successfully recycled over ten million plastic bottles from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coca-Cola is focused on increasing the amount of recycled materials in their packaging, and especially focused on recycling PET plastic bottles. In conjunction with WRAP, Coca-Cola have provided a Recyclometer that informs users how much energy is saved by […]

Longue Hougue recycling facility reopens on 25 June 2012

June 25th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The Longue Hougue recycling and scavenging yard has reopened for business as of 25 June 2012. The summer opening times (from 1 April to 31 October) are Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.00pm, and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 8 am to 5 pm. The States of Guernsey Public Services department website lists […]

Retrieving precious and rare earth metals from old ipads

June 18th, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

“China currently controls 95% of the UK’s supply of rare earth metals.” UK company EnvironCom is trying to salvage some of the billions of pounds Sterling we send to landfill every year in the form of electrical waste. Ipads contain neodymium, lanthanum, gold, palladium, indium, aluminium …. “With every £500 ipad containing £220 in parts […]

High recycling rates achieve the best cost profile and the best environmental performance

February 14th, 2012 by BBC

BBC Guernsey‘s Kevin Stewart interviewed Andy Bond, ex-director of May Gurney, and current director of Bryson Recycling systems in the UK, just after 11.30 am on 14 February 2012. Kevin Stewart: Andy, can you talk us through the work of what you did at May Gurney and now what you are doing at Bryson Recycling […]

Recycling Guernsey household waste saves parishioners’ money and is good for Mont Cuet

February 12th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Public Service Department is bringing to the States of Deliberation a solid waste strategy for debate in late February 2012, which calls for a recycling target of 70% by 2025. Guernsey household waste accounts for about one third of the residual waste going to the Mont Cuet landfill. The other two-thirds […]