Fabian Demicoli

Green MT to launch Environmental Pilot Project in Siggiewi

SIGGIEWI will shortly become the first Local Council in Malta to effect a weekly recovery of glass through a kerbside collection weekly from its residents. Green MT , the National Authorised Waste Packaging Compliance Scheme has agreed with the Local Council of Siggiewi to recover glass through kerbside collection once weekly.

 

Currently Eco Councillors from Green mt are effecting a door to door education campaign outlining the pilot project to all Siggiewi households. Households who would like to participate are to collect a black crate (600x 400x 300mm) from the Local Council after 20th February 2012 upon presentation of identification. The black crate is to be filled with glass bottles or jars and will be collected every Monday at 9.30 am from the kerbside.

The waste carrier effecting the recovery will empty the black crate and leave it where it was when it was full. Green MT and the Siggiewi Local Council anticipate that at least 2000 households will use this kerbside collection system for glass.

Green MT and the Local Council are very confident that through this initiative 130 tons of glass can be collected on a yearly basis, thus a minimum of 2500 kilos weekly. Green MT members place nearly 5000 tons of glass (packaging waste) on the market and the Scheme is obliged to recover at least 3500 tons of this material fraction. Collections from Bring In Sites amount to around 2500 tons yearly and as such the Scheme is proactively looking at sources where this fraction can be collected. Of course, Green MT will be working with other Local Councils to provide this kerbside collection for glass.

Recovering more glass from source is a must for the Scheme and we will do our best to convince the public at large to use this glass kerbside collection system in the weeks to come.

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