Guernsey beaches get metal and plastic recycling bins

Tina Norman-Ross Tina Norman-Ross said the bins would "get people thinking about recycling"

Related Stories

New recycling bins have been placed at 12 Guernsey beaches as part of the States' drive to meet targets for waste management.

The 24 bins cost £650 each (a total of £15,600) and allow beach users to dispose of cans or plastic bottles.

Tina Norman-Ross, the island's recycling officer, said they would help towards reaching the recently-adopted target of 70% recycling by 2025.

"It's going to be initiatives like this that change behaviour," she said.

The new target, combined with the minimisation of waste production, was the central theme of the waste strategy voted through by the States in February.

Mrs Norman-Ross said: "The amount of recycling that we're going to collect in these bins is not going to make massive differences to our percentages.

"What we're hoping to do, with this kind of initiative, is get people really thinking about recycling and make it normal for them to expect these facilities."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Guernsey


Guernsey Airport

Min. Night 15 °C


  • Krak des ChevaliersSitting targets

    How ancient treasures in Syria are being bombed to pieces

  • Mesut Ozil's tattoo reads "Only God can judge me"Ink explained

    Nine World Cup players' tattoos decoded, and one who refuses

  • Putting a coin in supermarket trolleyMinor annoyance

    Why are Morrisons getting rid of coin-locks on trolleys?

  • Sekhemka statueSelling out?

    The councils tempted to cash in on their art collections

  • Google sweetsName game

    Would Google have made it as BackRub?

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.