Tag Archive for 'Waste hierarchy'

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 […]

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 […]

Waste isn’t waste until its wasted

November 23rd, 2011 by Gibsons Recycling Depot

Gibsons Resource Recovery Centre in British Columbia, Canada reduces residual waste.  It has been nominated in The Small Business BC Successful You Awards (SYA) contest, which is a province-wide event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions BC’s entrepreneurs make to their local communities and the global economy. Buddy says “waste isn’t waste until its […]

Reuse is saving consumers billions

November 23rd, 2011 by Waste and Resources Action Programme

Buying re-used items like sofas and TVs rather than buying new items is saving UK households around £1 billion a year and helping to create jobs – but this is just a fraction of the potential shown by ground breaking new research from Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). One million sofas which the current […]

National Zero Waste Week runs from 5 to 11 September 2011

August 27th, 2011 by Events

This year’s Zero Waste Week takes place from 5 to 11 September.  The theme is ‘Reducing waste away from home.’ There are many ways to reduce waste while away from home such as:

Sofa Away – reusing magazines and newspapers to make furniture – the creative art of Ruben Iglesias

May 4th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Ruben Iglesias of retrain by rubcn creates beautiful furniture with waste paper.  Yes, waste paper.  Old magazines and newspapers.  Waste is in the eye of the beholder.  And Ruben Iglesias has a creative eye for producing functional art with material people throw away. Ruben Iglesias showed the paper arm chair with an accompanying paper pouffe […]

Channel Island businesses encouraged to find new homes for no longer needed office furniture

April 8th, 2011 by RBC Wealth Management

Businesses with surplus office furniture are being encouraged to offer it out to local charities and organisations before opting to send it to landfill. That’s the message from the Guernsey Branch of the Samaritans who recently benefitted from the environmental conscience of one local business. A refurbishment of RBC Wealth Management’s level 6 Canada Court […]

Portsmouth’s Beneficial Materials Bank provides wonderful example of what Guernsey could have

February 16th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Sheila Cataroche of Rex Stationers on Les Ruettes Brayes in St Peter Port kindly sent an article from PaperCraft Inspirations about The Beneficial Materials Bank in Portsmouth after reading about the need for a Community Repair, Reuse and Reclamation Centre in Guernsey. According to The Beneficial Foundation website, “The Beneficial Material Bank and Craft Centre […]

Guernsey requires a Community Repair and Reuse Centre to minimise waste

December 16th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey’s Public Services Department is conducting a public consultation over many months to arrive at a solid waste strategy that will work well for Guernsey.  This strategy is based on the Waste Hierarchy, which places most emphasis on waste prevention and tries to minimise disposal. The inverted pyramid of the Waste Hierarchy […]

Deputy Gloria Dudley-Owen introduces her amendment on the Waste Hierarchy

October 4th, 2010 by Gloria Dudley-Owen

Thank you Mr. Bailiff My thanks to Her Majesty’s Controller Mr. McMahon for his understanding, help and advice in clarifying points on this complicated subject. There are no cost implications with the adoption of this amendment. Our environment policy states in part that “consideration of our environment will be core to all policy decisions,” and […]