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New glass waste bags "sturdier and more visible"

New glass waste bags

Wednesday 05 May 2021

New glass waste bags "sturdier and more visible"

20,000 new glass waste bags - which are said to be sturdier and more visible than the current bags - have arrived in the island.

Guernsey Waste went out to tender at the end of last year to secure a new supply of re-usable glass bags for kerbside collections.

It has resulted in the purchase of 20,000 new white bags, which are more durable and less likely to blow away in windy conditions. 

"They are manufactured from a substantially thicker material than the previous design, are white (rather than the blue) and have a heavier, weighted base," said Operations Manager Sarah Robinson.

"These elements should not only increase their stability, particularly in windier weather, but also their visibility and durability."

The new bags have the same 40 litre capacity as the current ones, said Ms Robinson.

“Should householders need to obtain a replacement for a damaged or missing glass recycling bag – or food caddy – they can collect one from any of the Parish Douzaine offices, or from the Household Waste & Recycling Centre at Longue Hougue, free of charge."

The glass bags are being distributed to these locations over the course of this week. 

Although the bags are coated with a 3% UV additive to help prolong their lifespan, people are encouraged to store them out of direct sunlight.

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