Tag Archive for 'waste minimisation'

The Guernsey Real Nappy Network offers a better alternative

April 2nd, 2013 by Guernsey Real Nappy Network

Some Guernsey mums have formed the Guernsey Real Nappy Network (GRNN) to raise awareness and promote the use and benefit of real nappies. Too many people think of nappies as the synthetic disposable variety that are thrown in the bin after a single use. By the time a child reaches two-and-a-half, he or she may […]

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 […]

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 […]

Less stuff, more happiness

October 5th, 2011 by TED

Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger.com, gives a TED talk about the growth of material possessions in our lives and the growth of space to house it. He says that less stuff takes up less space, reduces carbon emissions, saves money, and gives more happiness.  “‘Less’ might actually equal ‘more’,” he states.

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 […]

Anyone who buys single-use AA or AAA batteries is wasting money

March 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Don’t be tempted by the single-use batteries on racks by the supermarket or hardware shop check-out.  They are simply a waste of money. AA and AAA rechargeable batteries may have a slightly higher initial cost than a single-use battery but even with the cost of the charger over the lifetime of their use rechargeable batteries […]

Les Bourgs Hospice charity shop at Mont Arrive, St Peter Port is a treasure trove of goods

February 16th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Les Bourgs Hospice charity shop at Mont Arrive, St Peter Port, Guernsey is a treasure trove of goods.  The small shop front belies its large interior size and many rooms. The shop is easy to miss though as it is off the main road and only a small sign at the entrance to the drive […]

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 […]

All I want for Christmas is a Community Reuse Centre

December 9th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Rosie Dorey’s letter published in The Guernsey Press on 4 December called for Guernsey to have a Community Repair and Reuse facility.  This coincided with Mrs. Green of My Zero Waste website writing “all I want for Christmas is a community reuse centre.” Mrs. Green wrote “I’d like to create a ‘real life’ place where […]