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Reaction to Prime Minister’s Zonqor Campus Comments
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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 with Toddlers
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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
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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
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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
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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...