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Redefinition of Incineration Undermines Sustainable Resource Use
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Redefinition of Incineration Undermines Sustainable Resource Use

With reference to Mr. Paul L. Cardona’s reaction (The Times, July 7) to our position on the re-definition of incineration, FoE (Malta), together with several other FoE groups across Europe, oppose incineration for one simple reason– incineration does nothing to create a shift towards more sustainable and equitable use of the world’s resources. In fact,...

ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MUST REJECT EU PLAN TO PROMOTE INCINERATION
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ENVIRONMENT MINISTERS MUST REJECT EU PLAN TO PROMOTE INCINERATION

Friends of the Earth (Malta) today called on EU Environment Ministers to reject a plan to redefine waste incineration from ‘disposal’ to ‘recovery’, arguing that the redefinition would promote environmentally-damaging incineration and is, in any case, unnecessary. Under current EU law, most incinerators are defined as disposal installations, and installations can only be defined as...

Land Reclamation is a Clear Failure of Construction Waste Strategy
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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...

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
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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
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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
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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,...