Tag Archive for 'Waste'

Builder Dan Phillips on why we waste so much building our homes

November 28th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Dan Phillips explains why human behaviour causes waste in the building industry. The homes Dan Phillips builds are made with 70 to 80 percent recycled material.  He builds homes with other people’s waste.  He has used car number plates for roof tiles, bathroom tiles made of pieces of porcelain toilet bowls, and a pub beer […]

Dianna Cohen on TED: Tough truths about plastic pollution

October 23rd, 2010 by Richard Lord

A sustainable and cost-effective solution to Guernsey’s waste problem

September 22nd, 2010 by Professor Connett

Professor Paul Connett gave a presentation on “A sustainable and cost-effective solution to Guernsey’s waste problem” to a packed Harry Bound room at Les Cotils conference centre on 20 September 2010. He recommended a low tech community plan to solve our solid waste problem.  This would include: a kitchen waste collection system; recycling; yard waste […]

How much waste does Guernsey produce?

September 8th, 2010 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department

Generally Guernsey generates about 250,000 tonnes of waste per year.  This includes waste from households, businesses and the construction industry.  The vast majority is recycled, reused or reclaimed (e.g. in the case of most inert waste it is used for land reclamation at Longue Hougue. What is left is termed ‘residual waste’ of which around […]

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 […]

The Domestic Waste Recycling Facility at Longue Hougue

June 1st, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Longue Hougue domestic waste recycling facility is accessed by the road on the right side of Bulwer Avenue when heading north to St. Sampson. The Longue Hougue waste recycling facility is available for domestic recycling only.  No commercial waste is accepted at this facility.  The facility is open from Monday to Friday from 7.30 […]

Le Prevost Chocolates has Recyclable Packaging

May 24th, 2010 by Richard Lord

Ben’s delectable Le Prevost Chocolates are now sold in packaging that is fully recyclable.

A Presentation by Alan Watson: “Are the Suez Proposals a Safe and Sensible Option for Guernsey?”

February 9th, 2010 by Events

On 9 February 2010 chartered engineer Alan Watson gave a presentation on the Suez Environnement solid waste treatment facility proposal for Guernsey to a packed Harry Bound room at Les Cotils, St Peter Port. Mr. Watson examined the cost of the project, which in today’s money amounts to a total cost of about £260 million […]

The Private Life of Plastic – a Straight 8 Film Competition entry by Chris Denton and Lindsay de Sausmarez

August 19th, 2008 by Lindsay

Chris Denton and Lindsay de Sausmarez entered this film for the 2008 Straight 8 film Competition.  This competition requires contestants to make a short film on one cartridge of super 8 mm film without editing. This super 8 film looks at how plastic bags and bottles are damaging the ecosystem.  The film takes the form […]