Category: Waste

Land Reclamation is a Clear Failure of Construction Waste Strategy
July 1, 2005August 28, 2017
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Land Reclamation is a Clear Failure of Construction Waste Strategy

Friends of the Earth (Malta) has noted with concern recent declarations by the Government and the opposition regarding land reclamation. FoE (Malta) strongly recommends that stone be seen as a valuable natural resource of the Maltese Islands. It should therefore be used in a sensible and sustainable manner first prior to resorting to dumping it...

Alternatives to temple landfills not studied
December 22, 2003August 28, 2017
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Alternatives to temple landfills not studied

Friends of the Earth (Malta) is reviewing the EIS on the temporary engineered landfills presented by SLR last week and has already noticed serious shortcomings in the study. Apart from details, the SLR EIS does not properly weigh up all the possible alternatives to the proposed sites, as expected following the EIS’s terms of reference....

Proponents of incinerators should prove their point
September 5, 2003August 28, 2017
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Proponents of incinerators should prove their point

The discussion about landfills has sent several people scurrying to suggest that incineration, or a similar technology is adopted instead of landfills as a solution for waste disposal. Friends of the Earth Malta has opposed incineration and other similar end of pipe solutions for a number of years and will continue to resist this type...

FoE Malta’s submissions on terms of reference for EIA for GF 3627/03 Restoration of quarries by infilling with Inert & non-hazardous waste Qrendi and Siggiewi
August 17, 2003August 28, 2017
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FoE Malta’s submissions on terms of reference for EIA for GF 3627/03 Restoration of quarries by infilling with Inert & non-hazardous waste Qrendi and Siggiewi

The terms of reference for the above application should consider as a minimum: the zero option: ie that the so-called interim landfills are not necessary and the option of using Maghtab until another site is determined for Malta’s landfill is selected and prepared to accept separated waste that if it is found that Malta cannot...

Consultants said not to worry about Maghtab
August 12, 2003August 23, 2017
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Consultants said not to worry about Maghtab

In January of this year consultants Scott Wilson addressed NGOs in a meeting chaired by then minister Francis Zammit Dimech and said that the Maghtab dump was not worrying. Although FoE Malta has its reservations about the experts statements, Scott Wilson said that according to their studies of the impacts of the site, there was...

FoE objects to idea and choice of ‘temporary’ sites
July 20, 2003August 23, 2017
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FoE objects to idea and choice of ‘temporary’ sites

FoE Malta would like to meet the minister responsible for resources to discuss the idea that Malta needs two landfill sites before using the one planned in its waste management strategy. When discussions were being held in preparation for Malta’s waste management strategy, FoE (Malta) had shown that the estimates of waste arisings were exaggerated,...

Temporary landfills should be avoided
July 15, 2003August 23, 2017
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Temporary landfills should be avoided

The plans to have temporary landfills should be avoided, Friends of the Earth said today. The government should make public the studies that have been carried out on the permanent landfill site, and start work on the most acceptable site as soon as possible. In the meantime, waste separation at source should take off in as many localities as...

Oil Dumping at Maghtab
December 23, 2002August 23, 2017
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Oil Dumping at Maghtab

The authorities handling of the dumping of oil from the ‘Kronviken’ leaves much to be desired, Friends of the Earth Malta said today. Unknown to most of the public and certainly to the NGOs ships arriving in Malta have been dumping their sludge oil at Maghtab. This is an unacceptable situation and the government should...

Save that oil
September 17, 2002August 23, 2017
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Save that oil

Friends of the Earth (Malta) urges all catering establishments that normally throw away used vegetable oil to get in touch with Edible Oil Refining Co Ltd so that used oil can be collected for the production of biodiesel. Legal Notice 8/93 (sewer discharge regulations) stipulates that all catering establishments should install a grease trap in order...