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Oil Dumping at Maghtab
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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
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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...

MEPA doublespeak – landfill site selection process should be widened
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MEPA doublespeak – landfill site selection process should be widened

During a recent meeting held between officials of the ‘Malta Environment and Planning Authority’ and ‘Friends of the Earth (Malta)’ MEPA officials confirmed that it had received an application from government to develop an engineered landfill at either of two designated sites, at Tal-Harrub, Benghisa or Il-Ghallis ta’ Gewwa. Friends of the Earth representatives were...

FoE welcomes waste strategy
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FoE welcomes waste strategy

Friends of Earth (Malta) welcomes government’s decision to adopt the waste management strategy recommended by EU approved consultants Carl Bro without incineration as a waste management option. The strategy represents a very big step forward for Malta and FoE recognises the government’s maturity in considering incineration and deciding against it. FoE (Malta) is interested to...

Figures used to justify need for incineration are wrong
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Figures used to justify need for incineration are wrong

The figures used by the EU approved consultants to justify the need for incineration in Malta are wrong, Friends of the Earth can confirm today. Although consultant Michael Betts is claiming that incineration is the only proven technology which could further reduce the volume of biodegradable waste after separation at source and composting, Friends of...

Important information about waste management strategy being kept from the public
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Important information about waste management strategy being kept from the public

While the public is being asked to comment on Malta’s proposed waste management strategy by 21 August, this is proving to be difficult because very important information is being kept out of the public domain. The waste management strategy prepared by EU approved consultants Carl Bro, is based on figures and assumptions that are being...