Beaches in Jersey have been kitted out with recycling bins for the first time, channelonline.tv reports.

Eight of Jersey’s most popular beaches have the new bins in a bid to boost recycling levels on the island – but also seeking to leave the areas much cleaner for locals and tourists alike.

The first roll-out will see bins installed at Green Island, Greve de Lecq Promenade, Gunsite, Le Braye slip, Le Port car park, Ouaisne car park, St Brelade’s Bay and Wayside at St Brelade’s Bay. If the scheme proves to be a success, it is expected to be rolled out at every other beach and coastal attraction across the whole of Jersey.

The bins, which are to be unveiled this Thursday (July 23rd) will accept metal cans, plastic bottles and glass.

Commenting on the scheme, recycling manager at Jersey’s governmental transport and technical services division, Emma Richardson, told gov.je: “Beach-goers now have the opportunity to recycle their cans, plastic bottles and glass before they go home.

“To increase recycling it needs to be easy and become a part of everyday behaviour. We hope that our new beach recycling facilities will encourage people to recycle more, not just at the beach but also at home, at work and at school.”

The government’s Wayne Taylor, meanwhile, added that “rubbish is no longer just rubbish” and should, therefore, be harvested on the island to provide better green credentials but also ensure beaches remain clean and uncluttered.

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