Fabian Demicoli

Green MT Recovered glass from Local Councils as from Sept 2011

Green Mt, the National Authorised
Packaging Waste Scheme has been collecting glass from a number of Local
Councils since September 2011. Siggiewi was the first Local Council which
provided its residents with black crates (supplied by Green MT), so that residents
could place glass in this crate and as such provide a tidy means of recovery.

It has transpired over the months
that a large number of these crates are stolen for other purposes, mainly
agricultural. So although expanding the Scheme to other three localities, the
Scheme has not distributed crates other then for Birgu (Vittoriosa).

The collections are made mostly
on a Monday and over three tons are collected weekly. However Green MT has now
ceased to provide the crates, after our learning curve and are now asking
residents to place glass in a carton or on the door step for early collection
on Monday.

The public is to be made aware
that currently glass is not sold at a positive price but we are sure that it
can be used by contractors in road construction, if the Competent Authority can
assure Schemes that such volumes used are considered when one is verifying
rcycling targets.

Green Mt also has 260 Glass Bins
in 34 Local Councils from which approximately, 150 tons are recovered. It is
well to note that collection of glass is on the increase in the sister island
of Gozo from the commercial sector.( 25 tons monthly).

Abusing next to bring in Sites is
also an issue. It costs Green mt good money to clean these sites and continous
cooperation of the Local Councils  is
highly appreciated.

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