Category: Resource use

‘My thirst to do something meaningful hasn’t gone away.’
March 5, 2019March 8, 2019
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‘My thirst to do something meaningful hasn’t gone away.’

  Interview with Dr. Marie Briguglio, Economist and Author of No Man’s Land: People, Place and Pollution Dr. Marie Briguglio is a full-time academic at the University of Malta with an interest in sustainable economic practices. She recently authored a book, together with cartoonist Steve Bonello, about Malta’s environment, titled No Man’s Land: People, Place...

Green Drinks – Welcome Spring 2019
March 4, 2019March 4, 2019
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Green Drinks – Welcome Spring 2019

A Green Drinks MALTA gathering is happening this Spring! If you’re interested in the environment and wish to meet like-minded people, this is the event for you! Come and mingle, you will be made welcome in true Green Drinks style. This is a social event and over drinks and casually, we will get to know...

‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’
February 6, 2019February 6, 2019
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‘I’m not a prophet, but we need to make the case.’

Interview with Perit Ruben Abela from Wirt iż-Żejtun How often do you check the news only to read headlines which tell a story of environmental and cultural destruction? The endless widening of roads, petrol stations being built on virgin land and centuries old buildings being replaced by monstrous apartment blocks. In the early months of...

Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate
January 23, 2019February 8, 2019
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Updated: Communities come together to request urgent Corinthia debate

Update (08/02/2019) : Following the Environment and Development Planning Committee as requested by NGOs, residents’ groups and three Local Councils the draft deal to hand over hundreds of thousands of square metres of land to the Corinthia Group to develop into a six-star hotel, apartments and retail space in St Julian’s has been sent back to...

The white flag scheme saga
January 8, 2019January 10, 2019
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The white flag scheme saga

Without getting into the merits of whether the white flag scheme was a fraud or not, FoE Malta believes that such initiatives are cosmetic “solutions” which sweep the underlying problem of plastic waste under a carpet. For as long as plastic, especially single use plastic, continues to be used and disposed of as it is...

EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics
December 19, 2018May 17, 2019
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EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

However reduction targets missing and collection targets delayed Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) welcomes the EU’s finalised new laws to reduce single-use plastics. After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU. The agreed text is a significant step forward in tackling plastic pollution,...

Repair Café: a returning event at our Green Resource Centre
December 3, 2018December 13, 2018
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Repair Café: a returning event at our Green Resource Centre

During the European Week for Waste Reduction, we organised a Repair Café at our newly opened Julian Manduca Green Resource Centre in Floriana. A repair café is a community space where anyone is welcome to learn how to fix broken household goods, a place where you can find the tools, materials and know-how to get...

ITS appeal filed, thanks to public support
November 2, 2018November 2, 2018
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ITS appeal filed, thanks to public support

An appeal has been filed with the Environment and Planning Review Tribunal (EPRT) against the decision of the PA Board that recently approved the db Group project on the ITS site in Pembroke. The seventeen appellants include residents, NGOs and three local councils – Pembroke, St. Julian’s and Swieqi. Filing this appeal was only made...