Reduction of single-use plastic paramount to tackling plastic pollution
September 1, 2018September 1, 2018
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Reduction of single-use plastic paramount to tackling plastic pollution

FoE Malta submits recommendations on single use plastics Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) welcomes the publication of the Proposal for a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment by the European Commission. It is designed to prevent and reduce the impact of certain plastic products on...

FoE Malta proposes a more comprehensive Beverage Container Refund Scheme
July 5, 2018July 5, 2018
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FoE Malta proposes a more comprehensive Beverage Container Refund Scheme

Friends of the Earth Malta (FoE Malta) supports the introduction of the Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS) that the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change has proposed. FoE Malta is pleased that a deposit scheme will be implemented by the end of 2019. This is a step in the right direction to...

Beverage Container Refund Scheme
May 29, 2018June 16, 2018
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Beverage Container Refund Scheme

Public Consultation We are very pleased to see that in May 2018, the Ministry for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change have put forward a proposal for the Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS), that is open for public consultation until the 30th of June. This is one measure through which Malta is trying to...

Repair Cafe
May 11, 2018May 20, 2018
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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...

Plastic packaging failing to prevent food waste crisis, new study finds
April 10, 2018April 10, 2018
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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...

Reaction to Prime Minister’s Zonqor Campus Comments
November 24, 2017April 10, 2018
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Reaction to Prime Minister’s Zonqor Campus Comments

Friends of the Earth Malta together with the undersigned coalition of eNGOs notes the prudent statements made by the Prime Minister to the effect that the American University of Malta will not be building its Zonqor Campus until the Bormla Campus is operating at full capacity. The eNGOs are however concerned that since Sadeen Education...

Plastic Free Pledge initiative launched
November 24, 2017April 10, 2018
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Plastic Free Pledge initiative launched

Initiative launched as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction Friends of the Earth Malta has launched its Plastic Free Pledge initiative as part of the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR) taking place in Malta and other EU countries. Anastasia Finkel, project coordinator at Friends of the Earth Malta said “If we observe...

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