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 means AFM have now given two more.
‘Guernsey Airport has been recycling newspapers, magazines and bottles since 2007 and with 900,000 passengers using the terminal each year as well as thousands more islanders passing through as they say goodbye to family and friends or collect people, we have diverted many tonnes of recyclable waste away from Mont Cuet,’ said airport director Colin Le Ray.
‘We have found that people are more and more aware of the need to recycle but it’s still important to make it as easy as possible for them to do so. The two additional stations which AFM have kindly given, will ensure that people don’t need to walk too far to recycle.’
The airport’s cleaning contractor will collect the recyclables from the new bins and transfer them to larger containers, which are then emptied by the Airport’s refuse contractor who will also collect the cardboard, glass and tetra-packs recycled by all airport departments and business partners.
‘It’s vital that companies of all sizes embrace the island’s efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle. The airport is the main gateway in and out of the Guernsey and so it is important that islanders see recycling being publicly promoted. This is a brilliant example of how a public private partnership can benefit everyone and I want to thank AFM for their support,’ said Public Services’ recycling officer Tina Norman-Ross.
AFM joint managing director Darren Etasse said the company was only too happy to further its support.
‘As the island’s leading facilities management company, AFM works with companies of all sizes and across all sectors and we know how supportive they are of reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill. Everyone has a part to play in that effort and so if AFM providing more recycling bins at Guernsey Airport helps achieve that, then we are more than happy to do so.’
‘As a growing local business, we believe that companies need to do all they can to keep Guernsey the special place it is. Reducing the amount of waste we send to Mont Cuet is vital to the island’s future and so AFM was more than happy to support Guernsey Airport and Public Services Department in its efforts to increase recycling at the airport,’ said AFM joint managing director Darren Etasse.