Plastic Free Pledge

 

The Plastic Free Pledge is an effective way you, as an individual, can have a definite and lasting impact on the environment by reducing plastic waste from your day to day lives, as little or as much as you want.  You can opt for ditching single use plastic bottles or perhaps you’d like to say no to all of those single use plastic bags? Be as creative as you like and remember no pledge is too small, every reduction of plastic being consumed will have an impact on our environment.

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No to single use plastic bags
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Plastic free lunch & dinner
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Live completely plastic free

Plastic Free Resources

This is our Plastic Free Resource Page, a space were you will find information on how to reduce your waste generation and live plastic-free in Malta. This page will help you to know where to purchase items in Malta which are not packaged in plastics. If you want to start your journey on transitioning to a more plastic free living take the Plastic Free Pledge.

Locations that offer plastic-free options

There aren’t zero-waste shops in Malta, but there are producers, outlets, markets, supermarkets, small groceries, shops which allow for plastic-free living. The compiled list below has the places we have located that will help you to ditch the plastics. If you know of any other places in your locality or around Malta and Gozo, fill in the contribution form and let us know, so that we can share this information withe everyone else.

Small Shops
Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
George Zammit – Tal-Hwawar Valletta Spices, nuts, coffee beans, legumes in bulk Open weekdays mornings and afternoons, Saturday mornings only
Theobroma Raw Cacao Collective Valletta Nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cacao powder in bulk. Homemade nut butters in glass jars www.facebook.com/theobromacollective
Chocolate district Valletta Freshly ground coffee, can be packaged in self brought bags or glass jars. www.facebook.com/chocolatedistrict
Ħames sensi Fgura organic fruit and vegetables, various flours in paper bags, snacks in compostable packaging, olive oil in metal cans www.hamessensi.com
Guido’s Spice Corner Balzan Herbs and spices www.facebook.com/GuidosSpiceCorner
C.& M. Borg Coffee Dealers Co. Ltd. Ħamrun Freshly ground coffee (incl. fairtrade and organic), can be packaged in paper bag or in self brought bags or glass jars. Selected nuts and spices in bulk. www.cmborg.com
CoreGreen Qawra organic + fairtrade – Sundried fruits, nuts, seeds,coconut oil, raw cacao powder, coconut flour in bulk. Chocolate wrapped in paper. By appointment: www.facebook.com/coregreenorganicfairtrade
 
Supermarkets
Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
Trolees Qawra Nuts and dried fruits in bulk. 21579118
Pavi Supermarket Qormi Nuts, seeds, grains and legumes in bulk from Health Shop. Bulk products can be purchased in self brought cloth bags. www.pavi.com.mt
Carters Supermarket Tarxien Nuts, seeds, legumes in bulk. www.carterssupermarket.com
BioMarket Malta St. Andrews Yoghurt in glass jars www.biomarketmalta.com
Smart Supermarket Naturali Section Birkirkara Yoghurt in glass jars www.smart.com.mt
Greens Supermarket Tal-Ibraġ Yoghurt in glass jars www.greens.com.mt
Piscopo Supermarket Buġibba Nuts and seeds in bulk www.facebook.com/Piscopos-Cash-and-Carry-969250339796878/
Scotts Supermarket Burmarrad Fruit and veg can be taken in self brought bags. Cheese from cheese counter can be taken in self brought container. Small selection of nuts in bulk. www.scotts.com.mt
Smart Supermarket, Naturali Section Burmarrad Yoghurt in glass jars  https://www.facebook.com/naturaliorganic/
 
Markets
Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
Marsaxlokk Sunday Market Marsaxlokk Several vendors sell nuts, dried fruit, grains, Maltese cheeselets and legumes in bulk. Sunday morning
Ta’ Qali farmers’ market Ta’ Qali Several farmers selling fruit, vegetables, eggs Tuesday morning and Saturday morning
Birgu farmers’ market Birgu Several farmers selling fruit, vegetables, eggs Saturday morning
Producers
Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
VegBox at Villa Bologna Attard Fruit and vegetables
O’Veg shop at Vincent’s Eco farm Imġarr Certified organic fruit and vegetables
Louis Cini Organic Farmer Mellieħa Certified organic fruit and vegetables by appointment 79728381
Pauline Qormi Fruit and vegetables
Subscription Boxes
Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
Plait / Organic vegetables subscription box www.plait.com.mt/organicplait
Barbuto / Organic vegetables subscription box. Make a request when ordering that you want your fruit and veg NOT in plastic boxes www.barbutonatural.com
WATER FOUNTAINS
Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
Universita’ ta’ Malta Msida 3 separate locations – Main gate, quadrangle, library
The grassy hopper Valletta Refill your water bottle from their reverse osmosis tap. For further info & opening hours, check: www.thegrassyhopper.com
The grassy hopper Gżira Refill your water bottle from their reverse osmosis tap. For further info & opening hours, check: www.thegrassyhopper.com
Saint George Square Valletta
Sliema promenade Sliema
Bormla Bormla
Manoel Island Service Station Manoel Island Water dispenser for refill: €0.05/0.5L, €0.10/1L
Wembley Petrol Station Pembroke Water dispenser for refill: €0.05/0.5L, €0.10/1L
Airport departures Ħal Luqa In Departures hall, behind Hard Rock cafe, next to toilets.
Shaker Ltd San Ġwann Water from reverse osmosis filtered tap (also for sale for installation at home/office). For further info & opening hours, check: www.facebook.com/shakermalta

 

Shop Location What to Buy Link/Contact/Other information
SoapCafe Sliema Homemade soaps, shampoos and lotions. In reusable packaging or bring your own. Bulk goods to make your own beauty and cleaning products. Alum stone deodorant. Washcloths and loofahs from natural materials.   www.facebook.com/soapcafemalta
CoreGreen Qawra Bulk and refillable eco-friendly cleaning products. Biodegradable plastic toothbrushes. By appointment: https://www.facebook.com/coregreenorganicfairtrade/
Usasfuso Rabat Refillable liquid detergents.
Pavi Qormi Toilet paper packed in biodegradable plastic (Ecologica Carta Igienica – Auchan)
BioMarket Tal-Ibraġ Toilet paper wrapped in paper. Wood & coconut coir washing up brushes.

Know other plastic-free places? Contribute to this Page

This is a living resource page and we want it to cover all the spots in Malta that allow consumers to live plastic free. To do so we need your contribution! If you know of a spot where you can refill your water bottle, a shop which allows for purchasing items not clad in plastic, let us know by filling in the form below, and we will share this information with the rest of the community by adding it to this resource page.

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