New recycling partnership with Parish of St Helier
From Jersey Airport
22nd September 2022
Ports of Jersey has established a recycling partnership with the Parish of St Helier. The parish is now collecting all the used cardboard, plastic bottles and drink cans from the airport offices and terminal building.
This agreement replaces a contract that came to an end during the Covid-19 pandemic, when flights to and from the airport were reduced to a minimum.
The parish of St Peter does not collect commercial waste, so the airport had to look elsewhere to dispose of its recyclables responsibly. Ports of Jersey’s Commercial Manager, Alexandra Whalley, said: “We are pleased to have formed a new partnership with St Helier as we want to dispose of our recyclables as effectively as possible, and we know that St Helier exports its waste to France, where it is dealt with in line with EU guidelines.
“It is important to us that we make a meaningful contribution to our Ports Planet and People Plan, by developing initiatives that protect the environment, while still providing vital services to Islanders.”
Connétable of St Helier, Simon Crowcroft, said: “St Helier remains committed to recycling as part of our ongoing Climate Change Programme and we are very pleased to be able to support this Ports of Jersey initiative.”
Ports of Jersey’s Chief Executive, Matt Thomas, is delighted with the commitment shown by his team: “We have an important role to play in tackling global climate issues, and we are aiming to lead the way with our Ports Planet and People Plan. It was created by our people from across the organisation and puts sustainability at the heart of the way we manage the harbours, airport, and all our ancillary business.”
Work is now underway to bring airlines into the recycling arrangements.