Recycle Easter egg foil by placing it in the tin bin at Guernsey bring banks

April 22nd, 2011 by Guernsey Recycling Advisory Forum

Clean foil can be placed in the tin bins at Guernsey brink banks for recycling (click image to expand - ©RLLord)

Make your Foible into a Foil Ball!

This Easter the Guernsey Recycling Advisory Forum (GRAF), reminds Islanders to squash any Easter Egg foil into a ball and put into the tin bin at the bring banks.

You can roll your foil into a ball – and once it’s about the size of a tennis ball – it can be recycled along with all the tin cans and aerosols.

All the foil gets separated by hand and so it’s important to have a good sized ball of foil – but not too big or else it won’t fit in the machine let alone the hole in the bring bank!

GRAF member Claire Cathcart says, “Even with a tin of chocolates that has a small foil wrapper on each one…. you’d be amazed at how big a foil ball you’ll get!

Tin foil just isn’t biodegradable so it’s really worth stopping as much as we can from heading to the Mont Cuet landfill.”

The foil from all our cooking, foil meat trays and takeaway trays can also be recycled – just give them a quick rinse before rolling them all into a ball.

It’s not only the foil that can be recycled this Easter:  cardboard boxes and Easter Cards – can be squashed and put in the cardboard bring banks.

Plastic packaging around the eggs – if it’s got a number 1, 2, 5 or 6 on the inside of the small triangle on the packaging then it can go into the plastic bring banks.

For more information plus recycling hints and tips follow ‘Recycling for Guernsey’ on twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

For further information please contact Claire Cathcart on 07781 425385


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