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Important information about waste management strategy being kept from the public

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 kept under lock and key by the same consultants. While FoE Malta is aware that the model prepared to arrive at certain conclusions in the proposed strategy has a commercial value, it believes that the public should have access to the figures and assumptions used...

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Environment Minister suggesting anti-environment options

Environment Minister suggesting anti-environment options

Moviment ghall-Ambjent cannot agree with Environment Minister Francis Zammit Dimech when he suggests that inert waste should be used to reclaim parts of the coastline or to construct small islands off the coast. The minister would seem to be trying to influence the public in ways which are not acceptable and this at a time when the public is being asked to comment on a proposed waste management strategy for Malta. It is more than ironic that our environment minister has never started to tackle, and even fails to comment on Malta’s most pressing environment problem: our use of land...

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Waste Expert presents viable alternative for Malta’s waste management strategy

Waste Expert presents viable alternative for Malta’s waste management strategy

Waste expert Enzo Favoino suggested a viable alternative to the strategy being proposed by EU approved consultants in meetings with the Environment Minister and the team set up to decide on a waste management strategy for Malta. While the EU consultants favour source separation, recycling, incineration and landfilling, Favoino showed that Malta could have a strategy which would be more environmentally friendly, cheaper and allow Malta to comply with all the relevant Directives by adopting a strategy based on: source separation, recycling, biological treatment – a type of composting treatment of mixed household waste – and landfilling. Favoino was brought...

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Incineration not necessary for Malta

Incineration not necessary for Malta

The waste management strategy that has been proposed to the government is based on old figures and is biased in favour of incineration Moviment ghall-Ambjent, Friends of the Earth (Malta) said today. The waste strategy as has been proposed does not indicate why incineration is being suggested for the Maltese Islands in about ten years. The report does not indicate the figures for the different waste arisings in the years to come and Friends of the Earth (Malta) believes that with successful waste separation at source no incineration is necessary. Incineration is an extremely expensive option and the waste consultants...

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