Public Services will be on hand at this year’s West and North shows to answer all your recycling questions and pass on some handy waste and money saving tips. Islanders can also have a bit of fun with the Department’s ‘Kerbside Challenge’ or sign up to the island’s recycling pledge.
The recycling team will be at the West show on Wednesday 13 August and Thursday 14 August, and the North Show on Wednesday 20 August and Thursday 21 August.
The public will be encouraged to sign up to the recycling pledge, launched during Waste Awareness Week,which asks islanders to commit to reducing waste by agreeing to make some simple changes that can help make a big difference.
Everyone is invited to choose one more thing they can do to reduce their own waste and help the island reach its recycling targets. Islanders will be able to have their photo taken at the shows or will be able to sign up with a written pledge in PSD’s ‘pledge book’.
The Department has come up with some suggestions for people to consider:
I will start recycling
I will recycle something I haven’t recycled before
I will waste less food
I will start composting
I’ll help others with their recycling
A number of familiar faces have already taken the pledge. Nic Legg, from Coast Media and GFC, has pledged to waste less food by planning his weekly shopping and meals. Tony Leckfrom The Pavilionhas committed to recycling as much as he can through the kerbside recycling scheme.
Public Services recycling officer, Tina Norman-Ross said: “The parish shows are some of the biggest events in the island’s summer calendar and we’re looking forward to meeting members of the public and answering any questions or queries people might have.
“It’s also a great opportunity for everyone who heads to the shows to show their support for reducing waste in Guernsey. We want everyone to know how easy it can be to do their bit – if everyone signed up to make one small change it could make a huge difference in helping us hit our recycling targets.”