Tag Archive for 'recycle'

The Recycling Band make musical instruments out of people’s junk

November 21st, 2012 by Thomson Reuters

These musicians make their instruments out of thrown out junk such as paint buckets, bicycle chains, saucepans, water containers, hosepipes, funnels, and bottle caps. The Recycling Band has become an advocate for reuse and recycling.  

Longue Hougue recycling facility extends life of Mont Cuet landfill

October 7th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Longue Hougue Recycling facility off Bulwer Avenue, St Sampson accepts a wide assortment of household items for reuse and recycling. This facility diverts discarded materials from Mont Cuet – the one remaining rapidly filling landfill in Guernsey. The sign at the entrance to the Longue Hougue recycling facility informs the visitor what can be […]

Coca Cola’s Recyclometer shows the energy saved by recycling

October 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Coca-Cola successfully recycled over ten million plastic bottles from the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Coca-Cola is focused on increasing the amount of recycled materials in their packaging, and especially focused on recycling PET plastic bottles. In conjunction with WRAP, Coca-Cola have provided a Recyclometer that informs users how much energy is saved by […]

Longue Hougue recycling facility reopens on 25 June 2012

June 25th, 2012 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

The Longue Hougue recycling and scavenging yard has reopened for business as of 25 June 2012. The summer opening times (from 1 April to 31 October) are Monday to Friday from 7.30am to 4.00pm, and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays from 8 am to 5 pm. The States of Guernsey Public Services department website lists […]

What is it going to take to cure our wasteful society?

June 24th, 2012 by Richard Lord

The St Peter Port Constables ask that St Peter Port residents place their household waste for collection in the appropriate location after dark on the evening before the morning of collection. St Peter Port parish distributes a notice to all households, which states “only one bag of refuse is anticipated from each domestic household within […]

JT telephone directories will cost parishioners dearly if not recycled

June 12th, 2012 by Richard Lord

During the last few weeks JT (Guernsey) Ltd 2012 Channel Island telephone directory has been delivered to households and businesses in Guernsey. Paul Taylor, Managing Director, JT (Guernsey) Ltd, said it was a commercial decision to distribute the unsolicited Jersey and Guernsey telephone directory to Guernsey properties. Households have received this telephone directory on door […]

Fire resistant straw bale buildings and zero waste restaurants

May 2nd, 2012 by Richard Lord

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO),  Australia’s National Science Agency, tested the fire resistance of a building with magnesium oxide board cladding and straw bale insulation. The building, which withstood temperatures of 1000° Celsius, was designed by Joost Bakker who said that straw is the biggest waste product on Earth.

Using bacteria to recover dwindling phosphate resource from sewage

March 30th, 2012 by Society for General Microbiology

Bacteria could be exploited to recapture dwindling phosphate reserves from wastewater according to research presented at the Society for General Microbiology’s Spring Conference in Dublin in late March 2012. Phosphorus – in the form of phosphate – is essential for all living things as a component of DNA and RNA and its role in cellular […]

Lovingly handmade sustainability

February 23rd, 2012 by Martine Ellis of iMake

Sustainability has been ‘on my radar’ for a few years, but it’s only recently that I have realised what a big part of my life it plays, particularly in relation to my love of handmade crafts. Understanding what sustainability is about helped me make the connection.

Bridge 2 Sri Lanka & Bridge 2 Haiti Big Car Boot sale on 25 March 2012

February 16th, 2012 by Events

Bridge 2 Sri Lanka and Bridge 2 Haiti will hold a Big Car Boot Sale at the Specsavers car park, La Villiaze Road, Guernsey from 2 to 4 pm on Sunday 25 March 2012. All funds raised will be shared by Bridge 2 Haiti and Bridge 2 Sri Lanka. The cost is £10 per car […]