Plastic Free with Toddlers
November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
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Plastic Free with Toddlers

As the only parent in the FOE Malta team I knew I would be facing some different challenges to my team members and I was interested to see how this would impact on our life as a family with a toddler. As the only parent in the FOE Malta team I knew I would be...

Plastic Free on the Go
November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
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Plastic Free on the Go

(and how to not be too hard on yourself) On work days there are a few items that I will always carry with me: my water bottle, tupperware for food, and my own cutlery. I usually try to bring my own lunch to work, and take it with me in a tupperware, as well as...

Dodging plastics at 33,000ft
November 8, 2017November 8, 2017
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Dodging plastics at 33,000ft

Half way through the plastic free pledge a new challenge came up; a trip to Brussels. A 5am flight meant that there was no time to prepare any snacks from beforehand, so desperate times demanded desperate measures and I ended up with the infamous (vegetarian pesto) baguette in plastic wrapping and plasticy cheese. Thankfully, the...

Spotting those hidden plastics
November 8, 2017November 10, 2017
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Spotting those hidden plastics

This month has definitely been effective for looking more in depth into the whole plastic predicament and noticing the plastics lurking in our supply chains and hidden in commonly used products. It’s one thing choosing paper packaging for rice and couscous, and saying no to single use carry bags and take-away boxes, but it takes...

Reconsidering our Waste Predicament
October 3, 2017October 3, 2017
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Reconsidering our Waste Predicament

Għallis, the last remaining engineered landfill in Malta is filling to the brim and it is a matter of months, not years, until it reaches its capacity and there will be nowhere else to dump our municipal waste. This does not come as a surprise – landfills are ultimately a temporary solution to the chronic...

Public Domain Nominations
August 13, 2017August 14, 2017
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Public Domain Nominations

The consultation period is now closed and 5,559 submissions have been sent through our initiative. However, we are now accepting nominations for new sites to be proposed during the next round of consultations. At this point in time the Public Domain law only allows NGOs and Members of Parliament to submit nominations. We’dd like to...

Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites
August 12, 2017August 12, 2017
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Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites

Friends of the Earth Malta and Flimkien ghal Ambjent Ahjar would like to thank the 5500 citizens who voiced their support in having 24 sites* protected under the public domain act. Notwithstanding the fact that the public consultation took place in the middle of summer, the overwhelming response clearly shows that Maltese people value nature...