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Packaging Waste Collection Scheme – more questions than answers
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Packaging Waste Collection Scheme – more questions than answers

Further to the letter ‘Packaging waste collection system’ by Chris Ciantar and published on The Sunday Times (April 27th), Friends of the Earth (Malta) would like to point out the following issues. In his letter, the newly appointed Permanent Secretary, clearly exhibits his annoyance at the public statement issued by the NGO. However, unless he...

Waste Separation in Malta – the eternal saga?
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Waste Separation in Malta – the eternal saga?

Friends of the Earth Malta would like to express concern at the recent developments related to the postponing of the introduction of weekly separate waste collection from households. The reason given by the local press is that, though, local councils, fully support the scheme, they cannot meet the deadlines imposed on them and start implementing...

NGOs Urge Dr. Gonzi and Dr. Sant to Outlaw Spring Hunting
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NGOs Urge Dr. Gonzi and Dr. Sant to Outlaw Spring Hunting

Thirteen prominent Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) from environmental, social and cultural sectors in a joint statement today urged Prime Minister Dr. Lawrence Gonzi and the Leader of the Opposition Dr. Alfred Sant to endorse the full implementation of the Birds Directive by outlawing spring hunting and trapping in 2008 and beyond. [1] The NGOs reminded both...

FoE Malta Comments on the General Elections Party Manifestos
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FoE Malta Comments on the General Elections Party Manifestos

Friends of the Earth Malta notes with interest the wide range of proposals for the environment made by all the political parties contesting the 2008 general election. Taken at face value most of the proposals are commendable. Unfortunately, those by the two major parties especially, contain elements that tend to undermine their credibility. Every party...

Environmental NGO condemn attacks on Birdlife Malta Volunteers
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Environmental NGO condemn attacks on Birdlife Malta Volunteers

Friends of the Earth Malta together with Din L-Art Helwa, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Gaia Foundation, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Ramblers Association and Nature Trust (Malta), strongly condemn the vandal attacks on the cars of 3 Birdlife Volunteers at Buskett. These incidents only show how certain people have no respect towards others and enjoy performing...

NGOs Condemn Dwejra vandalism
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NGOs Condemn Dwejra vandalism

Friends of the Earth Malta together with Birdlife Malta, Din L-Art Helwa, Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Gaia Foundation, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Nature Trust (Malta) and Ramblers Association strongly condemn the vandal attacks recently held at Dwejra Heritage Park in Gozo where graffiti was sprayed on information boards and on rocks in the area. Dwejra...

DPA Amendments Welcomed
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DPA Amendments Welcomed

Friends of the Earth (Malta) together with the environment NGOs  Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkien għal-Ambjent Aħjar, Gaia, Light Pollution Awareness Group, Nature Trust Malta and Ramblers Association of Malta welcome the decision taken by government to amend the DPA regulations and give a stronger voice to civil society in such issues.  This falls in line...