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

Reconsidering our Waste Predicament
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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...

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...

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...

Waste Separation in Malta – the eternal saga?
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Waste Separation in Malta – the eternal saga?

Friends of the Earth Malta would like to express concern at the recent developments related to the postponing of the introduction of weekly separate waste collection from households. The reason given by the local press is that, though, local councils, fully support the scheme, they cannot meet the deadlines imposed on them and start implementing...