Tag Archive for 'plastic recycling'

Common plastics and their recycling symbols

October 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The table of common plastics and their symbols is published in the Guidance on Applying the Waste Hierarchy Currently only Plastic No. 1 (PET, PETE) and Plastic No. 2 (HDPE) can be recycled at Guernsey’s Bring Banks.  However a Guernsey recycling business is looking at the feasibility of recycling Plastic No. 5. Marks & Spencers […]

Somerset Waste Partnership leads the way in waste minimisation and high recycling rates

July 25th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Somerset Waste Partnership‘s Sort It Plus shows how they conduct kerbside recycling collections in this Youtube video.  Although the kerbside collection lorry is too large for Guernsey roads there are elements of this kerbsie recycling service that could be employed in Guernsey.

How to Recognise Plastics that can be recycled in Guernsey

April 27th, 2010 by Rosie

For recycling purposes,  plastics are divided into 7 different categories that are numbered 1 to 7.  In Guernsey at present, we are only recycling the first two categories, Nos. 1 & 2. Inclusion of the wrong kind of plastic into the recycling bins, can lead to the whole batch becoming contaminated and refused in the […]

What Plastics can households currently recycle at Guernsey’s bring banks?

April 14th, 2010 by Richard Lord

There can be confusion about what household plastic items can be taken to Guernsey’s eight super bring bank sites. These sites are located at Cobo Village, Vazon, Checkers (Manor Stores) in St. Martin, Safeway, Salerie corner, L’Eree, Longfrie Inn, and Chouet. Currently only plastic No. 1 and plastic No. 2 can be recycled at the […]