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First steps taken to cut single-use plastics in Europe
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First steps taken to cut single-use plastics in Europe

The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. The proposal, which is designed to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on the environment, and in particular the marine environment, sets a number of different policy measures to tackle these problematic...

Repair Cafe
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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...

Townsquare project permit revoked
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Townsquare project permit revoked

The Planning Authority’s appeals tribunal has revoked a permit for the 38-storey Sliema Townsquare project In a joint statement, Friends of the Earth Malta, together with  the Tas-Sliema Local Council and NGOs Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar,, Ramblers, Qui Si Sana and Tigne Residents Association and other organisations expressed their satisfaction at the outcome...

EU-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides passed
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EU-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides passed

Tremendous victory for our bees and the wider environment. EU governments today passed a total ban on bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides on outdoor crops. [1] This comprehensive neonicotinoid ban, covering all outdoor crops, is a tremendous victory for our bees and the wider environment. The European Commission must now focus on developing a strong pollinator initiative...

Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis, new study finds
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Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis, new study finds

Europeans produce amongst the highest amounts of plastic packaging waste globally A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fuelling it, according to pioneering new research. [1] The study shows how annual per-capita use of plastic packaging has grown simultaneously with...

Press Conference: Do Not Bury Us Alive
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Press Conference: Do Not Bury Us Alive

Today, residents, local councils and NGOs have come together to express their concerns at the project proposed by the db Group on the ITS site. After having carefully read the developer’s description and the Environment Impact Assessment prepared as part of the full development application process, and after having consulted with residents in a very...

FoE Malta welcomes valley restoration programme with pollinators in mind
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FoE Malta welcomes valley restoration programme with pollinators in mind

Demands pollinators strategy for Malta Friends of the Earth Malta welcomes the recent announcement by the Ministry for the Environment as it embarks on an extensive valley restoration programme aimed at restoring ecosystems and planting species which are important for bees and other pollinators. FoE Malta has been raising awareness on the importance of honey...

Ecofeminism: For Emancipation Of Women And The Planet
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Ecofeminism: For Emancipation Of Women And The Planet

This article was first published as part of the Isles of the Left‘s series of articles commemorating the International Women’s Day. It is through re-establishing compassionate connections between people and abolishing the social hierarchy that nature can once again be valued. Women are disproportionately affected by environmental injustice, climate change, natural disasters and the exploitation...