Borrow a Bucket Boxes
A great community initiative that reduces waste and makes the island’s beach more inclusive.
Driven by local environmentalist Louise Carson and project partner Tara Dolan, the Borrow a Bucket boxes host a variety of beach toys like buckets and spades, fishing nets, footballs, cricket sets, and boules, which the public are invited to borrow during their trip to the beach and return to the box when they leave.
With PraxisIFM and other partners’ support, as one of the scheme’s key sponsors, 12 boxes are available around the island at Jersey’s most popular bays.
La Collette Household Reuse and Recycling Centre collected buckets and spades from the waste stream and it is hoped will be the main source of toys for the boxes going forward. Extending the sustainability of the scheme even further, the boxes are made by local charity Acorn using recycled wood where possible.