Tag Archive for 'garbage'

Parish rates could be reduced with more household recycling

September 22nd, 2011 by Richard Lord

While traveling through St Peter Port on a household rubbish collection day, it is possible to identify households that are not recycling.  Torn-open and thin-film black bin bags and lid-less bins reveal large numbers of bottles and cans that can be recycled. The parish of St Peter Port, like all Guernsey parishes, has to pay […]

A Dutch company makes functional products from waste

April 23rd, 2011 by We Beat the Mountain

We Beat The Mountain is a young, innovative organisation that aims to reduce the worldwide trash and waste mountain. In order to reach this goal, We Beat The Mountain and her community create, develop and produce cool functional products made from recycled waste and trash. We Beat The Mountain started from three emotions: anger, frustration […]

Breathing garbage

April 11th, 2011 by GlosAIN

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Clearing Champ Rouget of litter during Beachwatch weekend 2010

September 24th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The bay to the north of Chouet on the north coast of Guernsey is a collection trap for objects that float in from the sea.  Beachwatch volunteers wore gloves and collected litter in flexible plastic tubs.  This is preferable to using plastic bags, which adds to what needs to be disposed in the landfill. Plastic […]

Eighth Annual L’Eree Beach clean on 13 June 2010 a great success

June 14th, 2010 by David de Lisle

Over sixty people took part in the 8th annual L’Eree beach clean on 13 June 2010. Primary school students from Hougette School took part along with scouts, beavers and cubs from the 9th St. Peters Scout Group. Beach litter was collected in used 25 kg. capacity mixed poultry corn paper bags and no. 4 LDPE […]

8 June 2010 has been designated No Plastic Day

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

No Plastic Day is a world wide event intended to bring awareness of the over-consumption of disposable plastic goods such as plastic bags and bottles. It is well known that there are floating islands of garbage in most of the world’s oceans. The huge amounts of plastic trash we all discard daily doesn’t decompose, doesn’t […]

A Short Film About Energy from Waste Incinerators

December 1st, 2009 by Richard Lord

Guernsey Beach Cleans and Beachwatch 2009

September 1st, 2009 by Richard Lord

The States of Guernsey Environment Department co-ordinates and organises the Marine Conservation Society’s annual Beachwatch event. This year’s Beachwatch will be on the weekend of 19 and 20 September and it will mark the Marine Conservation Society’s 25th anniversary. The data collected forms the basis of an annual report that MCS uses to influence national […]