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Over 5500 submissions sent to support public domain sites
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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...

The best time to act is now
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The best time to act is now

Maltese citizens are facing health and social challenges that merit urgent attention – obesity, mental health problems, respiratory diseases such as asthma, social exclusion, air, light and noise pollution – the list goes on and on. These issues particularly affect socio-economically disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and put pressure on already stretched health budgets.There has never...

Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing
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Friends of the Earth Malta calls on political parties to safeguard our wellbeing

Friends of the Earth Malta has been calling for environmental improvements since 1985 and, thirty years on we face much greater problems than we did then. While environmental awareness has increased, Malta faces a variety of environmental problems related to land use, waste, transport, agriculture, energy, the sea, and biodiversity. Malta has lost far too...

‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry
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‘Outright abuse’ of ODZ land as application proposes development of old quarry

Friends of the Earth Malta together with Nature Trust Malta – NTM, Ramblers Malta, FAA Flimkien Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Front Ħarsien ODZ and BirdLife Malta are concerned about an ODZ application (PA 01464/17) in the outskirts of Marsascala which is proposing the conversion of a long-abandoned quarry into a restaurant and other commercial outlets....

FoE Malta proposes seven sites for ‘Public Domain Act’ protection
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FoE Malta proposes seven sites for ‘Public Domain Act’ protection

Following the enactment of the ‘Public Domain Act’, Friends of the Earth Malta has today filed applications requesting that seven sites be designated as being Public Domain. This law empowers citizens and NGOs to recommend land and property to be listed as ‘public domain’. Such land cannot be used for commercial reasons while also guaranteeing...

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...