Category: Plastic Free Pledge

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

‘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...

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

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
Post

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,...

FoE Malta proposes a more comprehensive Beverage Container Refund Scheme
July 5, 2018July 5, 2018
Post

FoE Malta proposes a more comprehensive Beverage Container Refund Scheme

Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) supports the introduction of the Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS) that the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change has proposed. FoE Malta is pleased that a deposit scheme will be implemented by the end of 2019. This is a step in the right direction to...

Beverage Container Refund Scheme
May 29, 2018June 16, 2018
Post

Beverage Container Refund Scheme

Public Consultation We are very pleased to see that in May 2018, the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change have put forward a proposal for the Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS), that is open for public consultation until the 30th of June. This is one measure through which Malta is trying to...

Repair Cafe
May 11, 2018May 20, 2018
Post

Repair Cafe

The fight against a throwaway culture A bit more then a month ago, as part of our Zero Waste Camp, we had organised a Repair Cafe. A Repair Cafe is a meeting place where the community comes together—people who have things that need fixing, meet others who know how to carry out repairs, and an...

The national waste dilemma
March 12, 2018April 10, 2018
Post

The national waste dilemma

Għallis, the last remaining engineered landfill in Malta is now within a matter of months, not years, of reaching its capacity; there will be nowhere to dump our municipal waste. This does not come as a surprise – Friends of the Earth Malta has been warning that landfills are ultimately a temporary solution to the...

Life in plastic, not so fantastic
February 2, 2018February 6, 2018
Post

Life in plastic, not so fantastic

Plastics are high on the agenda this year, and anyone who’s seen Blue Planet II or had a close look at our own beaches, can see that we have managed to create quite the mess in the few decades since plastic products became mainstream; plastic production has multiplied twentyfold since the 1960s! In January 2018...

  • 1
  • 2