Tag Archive for 'rubbish'

What is it going to take to cure our wasteful society?

June 24th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The St Peter Port Constables ask that St Peter Port residents place their household waste for collection in the appropriate location after dark on the evening before the morning of collection. St Peter Port parish distributes a notice to all households, which states “only one bag of refuse is anticipated from each domestic household within […]

Parish rates could be reduced with more household recycling

September 22nd, 2011 by Richard Lord

While traveling through St Peter Port on a household rubbish collection day, it is possible to identify households that are not recycling.  Torn-open and thin-film black bin bags and lid-less bins reveal large numbers of bottles and cans that can be recycled. The parish of St Peter Port, like all Guernsey parishes, has to pay […]

A Dutch company makes functional products from waste

April 23rd, 2011 by We Beat the Mountain

We Beat The Mountain is a young, innovative organisation that aims to reduce the worldwide trash and waste mountain. In order to reach this goal, We Beat The Mountain and her community create, develop and produce cool functional products made from recycled waste and trash. We Beat The Mountain started from three emotions: anger, frustration […]

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 […]

If you find consumer litter on a beach please pick it up & place it in an appropriate bin

April 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

A report issued by Ocean Conservancy on 14 April 2010 states that on one day in 2009 over 10 million litter items were picked-up from the world’s beaches by beach cleaning volunteers.  Click Ocean Conservancy to download a copy of their 10 mb report. Click Marine Debris to find out more information about the role […]

A Short Film About Energy from Waste Incinerators

December 1st, 2009 by Richard Lord