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Increased recycling at Guernsey Airport leads to more bins

Increased recycling at Guernsey Airport leads to more bins

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

TWO more dedicated recycling stations are being installed at Guernsey Airport to cope with increasing amounts of recyclables. In 2012, AFM donated four purpose built bins which were put in different positions around the terminal. Each bin had segregated containers for paper and magazines, plastic bottles and also general waste. The volume of recyclables collected […]

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With Palm Oil once again spotted along the English South coast Guernsey Dog Owners Warned of Substance on Beaches

| April 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last October the Environment Department warned dog owners to keep pets away from any white substance they may find on local beaches and with the same substance spotted once again along the South Coast of England the GSPCA are asking dog owners to take care over the Easter break. The substance which is Palm Oil […]

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Hundreds of islanders sign petition to make bananas fair

Hundreds of islanders sign petition to make bananas fair

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

MORE than 250 islanders have signed a petition urging businesses to make bananas fair. Fairtrade Guernsey volunteers collected the signatures outside Waitrose on Saturday, where they spent the day dressed in banana suits. The petition, coordinated by the Fairtrade Foundation, asks Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, Secretary of State for Business, to investigate the […]

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Bags out from Sunday night for thousands of islanders

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Thousands of islanders will be the first to take advantage of Guernsey’s kerbside recycling scheme this coming Sunday. Islanders in St Sampson’s and parts of St Peter Port whose regular bin night is Sunday will be the first to leave out their paper and card in clear bags for their bin men to collect this […]

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Island will be ready for kerbside collections this weekend

Island will be ready for kerbside collections this weekend

| March 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Information packs have been delivered to more than 26,000 homes ahead of the launch of kerbside recycling next week. The packs comprise a leaflet explaining how the new service works, and a “wheel” that includes a calendar showing which coloured bags to put out each week. More than 80% of homes have also received a […]

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Guernsey retains its Fairtrade status

| March 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

GUERNSEY has retained its Fairtrade status for an eighth consecutive year. Guernsey was first awarded Fairtrade status in March 2006; it means the island is committed to supporting Fairtrade and using products with the Fairtrade mark. A plaque confirming the renewal will be unveiled at a ceremony on Tuesday 4 March in the Guernsey Information […]

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Do you have a question about kerbside?

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

KERBSIDE recycling in Guernsey starts next month and Public Services wants to answer any questions islanders might have about the collections. Information packs are being sent to all households before the launch of the interim scheme on 10 March and islanders will also receive a year’s supply of the specially designed clear and blue bags. […]

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Kerbside recycling bags are on the way

Kerbside recycling bags are on the way

| February 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than two million specially designed bags have been produced for islanders to use when the new kerbside recycling collections are introduced in less than a month. A supply of the bags, made from recycled plastic, will be delivered to every household from next week.  They will be used for mixed recycling, which will be […]

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Happy New Year from the GSPCA but its certainly not a flying start for many Guernsey birds

Happy New Year from the GSPCA but its certainly not a flying start for many Guernsey birds

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

The GSPCA team and all the animals would like to wish one and all a Happy New Year. Unfortunately the New Year and the bad weather over the last few days has certainly not helped many of our feathered friends. New Years Day Ambulance Collection Officer spent much of the day rescuing injured birds around […]

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Reuse your spruce, recycle!

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Public Services is reminding islanders that there is once again plenty of opportunities to recycle their Christmas trees following the festive period. Between 27 December and the end of January 2014 trees can be dropped off at several locations around the island: Earlswood Garden Centre, Queux Patio Plant Centre and Le Friquet Garden Centre will […]

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