Category: Resource use

FoE Malta’s submissions on terms of reference for EIA for GF 3627/03 Restoration of quarries by infilling with Inert & non-hazardous waste Qrendi and Siggiewi
August 17, 2003August 28, 2017
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FoE Malta’s submissions on terms of reference for EIA for GF 3627/03 Restoration of quarries by infilling with Inert & non-hazardous waste Qrendi and Siggiewi

The terms of reference for the above application should consider as a minimum: the zero option: ie that the so-called interim landfills are not necessary and the option of using Maghtab until another site is determined for Malta’s landfill is selected and prepared to accept separated waste that if it is found that Malta cannot...

Consultants said not to worry about Maghtab
August 12, 2003August 23, 2017
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Consultants said not to worry about Maghtab

In January of this year consultants Scott Wilson addressed NGOs in a meeting chaired by then minister Francis Zammit Dimech and said that the Maghtab dump was not worrying. Although FoE Malta has its reservations about the experts statements, Scott Wilson said that according to their studies of the impacts of the site, there was...

FoE objects to idea and choice of ‘temporary’ sites
July 20, 2003August 23, 2017
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FoE objects to idea and choice of ‘temporary’ sites

FoE Malta would like to meet the minister responsible for resources to discuss the idea that Malta needs two landfill sites before using the one planned in its waste management strategy. When discussions were being held in preparation for Malta’s waste management strategy, FoE (Malta) had shown that the estimates of waste arisings were exaggerated,...

Temporary landfills should be avoided
July 15, 2003August 23, 2017
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Temporary landfills should be avoided

The plans to have temporary landfills should be avoided, Friends of the Earth said today. The government should make public the studies that have been carried out on the permanent landfill site, and start work on the most acceptable site as soon as possible. In the meantime, waste separation at source should take off in as many localities as...

Oil Dumping at Maghtab
December 23, 2002August 23, 2017
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Oil Dumping at Maghtab

The authorities handling of the dumping of oil from the ‘Kronviken’ leaves much to be desired, Friends of the Earth Malta said today. Unknown to most of the public and certainly to the NGOs ships arriving in Malta have been dumping their sludge oil at Maghtab. This is an unacceptable situation and the government should...

Save that oil
September 17, 2002August 23, 2017
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Save that oil

Friends of the Earth (Malta) urges all catering establishments that normally throw away used vegetable oil to get in touch with Edible Oil Refining Co Ltd so that used oil can be collected for the production of biodiesel. Legal Notice 8/93 (sewer discharge regulations) stipulates that all catering establishments should install a grease trap in order...

Government should go for two-way
August 22, 2002August 24, 2017
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Government should go for two-way

Given that Malta does not seem likely to obtain derogation to retain glass for soft drinks, the government should now push for a two-way bottling system for all beverages. A two-way system for beverages will mean much less waste will end up on our dumps and Malta already has an excellent track record collecting and...

MEPA doublespeak – landfill site selection process should be widened
May 19, 2002August 23, 2017
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MEPA doublespeak – landfill site selection process should be widened

During a recent meeting held between officials of the ‘Malta Environment and Planning Authority’ and ‘Friends of the Earth (Malta)’ MEPA officials confirmed that it had received an application from government to develop an engineered landfill at either of two designated sites, at Tal-Harrub, Benghisa or Il-Ghallis ta’ Gewwa. Friends of the Earth representatives were...

Waste management strategy needs adjusting
October 23, 2001August 24, 2017
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Waste management strategy needs adjusting

The waste management strategy that the government has adopted could fall short of being a big step forward for Malta, Friends of the Earth (Malta) said today. Unless certain adjustments are made to the strategy, Malta could find itself moving in the wrong direction and environmental NGOs, such as Friends of the Earth, would withdraw...

FoE welcomes waste strategy
October 5, 2001August 28, 2017
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FoE welcomes waste strategy

Friends of Earth (Malta) welcomes government’s decision to adopt the waste management strategy recommended by EU approved consultants Carl Bro without incineration as a waste management option. The strategy represents a very big step forward for Malta and FoE recognises the government’s maturity in considering incineration and deciding against it. FoE (Malta) is interested to...