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MEPA doublespeak – landfill site selection process should be widened
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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...

FoE welcomes waste strategy
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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...

Figures used to justify need for incineration are wrong
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Figures used to justify need for incineration are wrong

The figures used by the EU approved consultants to justify the need for incineration in Malta are wrong, Friends of the Earth can confirm today. Although consultant Michael Betts is claiming that incineration is the only proven technology which could further reduce the volume of biodegradable waste after separation at source and composting, Friends of...

Important information about waste management strategy being kept from the public
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Important information about waste management strategy being kept from the public

While the public is being asked to comment on Malta’s proposed waste management strategy by 21 August, this is proving to be difficult because very important information is being kept out of the public domain. The waste management strategy prepared by EU approved consultants Carl Bro, is based on figures and assumptions that are being...

Waste Expert presents viable alternative for Malta’s waste management strategy
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Waste Expert presents viable alternative for Malta’s waste management strategy

Waste expert Enzo Favoino suggested a viable alternative to the strategy being proposed by EU approved consultants in meetings with the Environment Minister and the team set up to decide on a waste management strategy for Malta. While the EU consultants favour source separation, recycling, incineration and landfilling, Favoino showed that Malta could have a...