Tag Archive for 'waste minimisation'

London restaurateur Arthur Potts Dawson hates waste – a vision for sustainable restaurants

December 7th, 2010 by Richard Lord

“Nature doesn’t create waste” says London restaurateur Arthur Potts Dawson. Arthur Potts Dawson reduces waste in all its forms – he is a waste minimiser. He follows the principles of the four R’s – Refuse, Reduce, Re-use and Recycle. His restaurant runs on wind turbine electricity and hydro-electricity.  The materials in his restaurant are recycled […]

Guernsey would benefit from a fabulous community repair and reuse facility

December 6th, 2010 by Rosie

AS GUERNSEY’S recycling rates rise month on month, it becomes clear that the majority of us are trying to reduce the amount of waste we send to Mont Cuet. Although recycling is the right thing to do, an even better option is reusing and repairing objects and materials to give them a new lease of […]

Should Guernsey have a deposit system for bottles and cans?

September 12th, 2010 by Rosie

http://www.zerowasteeurope.eu/ is worth bookmarking. Now that Guernsey is working towards a strategy based on minimising our waste out-put, this website will help us to keep abreast of what is going on in Europe, and what ideas could we apply to Guernsey. The article ‘Beverage Packaging and Zero Waste‘ talks about the benefits of a deposit […]

Zero Waste Expert Professor Paul Connett returns to Guernsey for 20 September presentation

September 1st, 2010 by Events

Emeritus Professor and Zero Waste expert Paul Connett returns to Guernsey to give a free public presentation on “How to achieve Waste minimisation and Zero Waste” in the Harry Bound room at Les Cotils at 7.30 pm on 20 September.  His expertise and vast knowledge of the subject will help inform our community about the […]

Look at what’s available to borrow on Ecomodo?

June 16th, 2010 by Meriel

With summer well and truly on its way you’re probably making plans, and those plans are likely to involve some gear. We want you all to make good use of what’s around you before you rush out to buy new stuff. The chances are that everything you need to get those jobs done, try out […]

The Domestic Waste Recycling Facility at Longue Hougue

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Longue Hougue domestic waste recycling facility is accessed by the road on the right side of Bulwer Avenue when heading north to St. Sampson. The Longue Hougue waste recycling facility is available for domestic recycling only.  No commercial waste is accepted at this facility.  The facility is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30 […]

Deputy Scott Ogier’s speech to the States of Deliberation on waste minimisation on 25 February 2010

March 21st, 2010 by Scott Ogier

Thank you Sir. That was a great addition by Deputy Storey to the debate for reasons I will come to later. In 2004 I headed up a Requete designed to take a last look at a 70,000 tonne incinerator, and in my opening speech on the Requete I said, and I quote, “mass burn technology […]

Deputy Fallaize’s speech to the States of Deliberation on 25 February 2010 on the Lowe Amendment to Deputy Kuttlewascher’s Requete

March 20th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Thank you Sir.  At face value this does look like a benign Requete and I shall be speaking on the Requete and the Amendment together Sir.  It appears as though it merely revokes the delegation of responsibility to PSD to sign off on the final contact with Suez, and I do accept that if the […]

Ten Reasons why the Suez proposal should not be reinstated

March 19th, 2010 by Rupert

Please reject the Spruce requete and honour the emphatic 38-2 vote in the States of Deliberation on 26th February in support of the Chief Minister’s & Deputy Chief Minister’s support for a revised waste strategy. The Guernsey taxpayer is shouldering 100% of the financial and operational risk of the Suez Environnement waste proposal. Suez bears […]

Professor Paul Connett’s Guernsey Presentation on Zero Waste

March 12th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Paul Connett, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Chemistry at St. Lawrence University in New York State, USA, visited Guernsey from 23 to 26 February 2010.  On the evening of 23 February he gave a presentation on “Zero Waste: A Stepping Stone to a Sustainable Guernsey” to an audience of almost 400 people at the Beau Sejour […]