Guernsey recycling of plastics 5 and 6 off to a flying start

January 21st, 2011 by Richard Lord

The Guernsey recycling of plastic 5 (PP) and 6 (PS) became possible today thanks to a Public Services Department and Mayside Recycling initiative.

A quick visit to the Salerie Corner bring banks this morning showed there was a pent-up demand for recycling plastics number 5 (PP) and plastic number 6 (PS).

Within minutes Mike Weysom was depositing a plastic no. 5 custard container into the bring bank that now accepts plastics 5  and 6 as well as the usual plastics 1 (PET) and 2 (HDPE).

Mike Weysom holding plastic no. 5 custard container which can now be recycled at the Salerie Corner bring bank and other Guernsey bring banks that accept plastic (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Mike Weysom recycles a plastic no. 5 custard container into the Salerie corner bring bank (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Roger de Carteret brought cardboard boxes full of plastic number 5 and number 6 that he had been storing up waiting for the day when these plastics could be brought to the bring banks for recycling.

Roger de Carteret putting a plastic no. 5 blue tray into the plastic recycling bank at Salerie Corner (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Click on the table below to see what plastics can now be recycled at Guernsey bring banks.

Plastic 5 and 6 printed or stenciled in a triangle on the plastic can now be recycled in the same Guernsey bring banks that accepted plastic before (click table to expand)

Please only recycle plastics are MARKED with the triangular recycling symbol with the numbers 1 or 2 or 5 or 6.

If the plastic is not marked with one of these numbers in a triangle it CANNOT be recycled at Guernsey’s bring banks.

If the plastics in the bring banks are contaminated with non-recyclable plastic it can condemn the whole batch of plastics to landfill.

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