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14/07/2020

​PRESS RELEASE BY THE MINISTRY FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, CLIMATE CHANGE AND PLANNING: Spike in recycling performance: 6,550 tonnes of glass to be turned into new products

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The government has exported around 6,550 tonnes of mixed glass – the largest export of glass since 2013. 

This is part of the extensive work being carried out by Wasteserv to move towards a circular economy approach, through which materials are processed to re-enter the value chain.

 

This was announced by Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia during the export operation within the Grand Harbour with Wasteserv CEO Richard Bilocca. 

 

The Minister explained that this approach will allow Malta to move to new environmental levels and continue to do justice to the general public's waste separation efforts. The glass, which was collected from the various civic amenity sites across Malta and Gozo, bring in-sites, and kerbside collection will now be transformed into raw materials for reuse specifically through the creation of new products, giving waste a new life.

 

“This is part of the government's overarching vision for the sector. Malta is now moving to a new level of environmental performance, the country's infrastructure is being significantly upgraded, and I believe that the general public will once again live up to the challenge and significantly increase waste separation efforts," Minister Farrugia said.