Last Updated on Thursday, 16 December, 2021 at 1:28 pm by Andre Camilleri
Employees’ success and an encouraging message to the public to continue improving their waste separation efforts.
WasteServ surpasses the projected record of processed recyclables since its inception as employees’ hard work paid off. Around 19,000 tonnes of good quality recyclable material were processed and returned to the economy in 2021.
Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia said that these are very encouraging results, and they are proof of all the work that is being carried out at WasteServ where the management together with the employees are working relentlessly to further improve the country’s performance when it comes to waste management. This ongoing work together with the Long-term Waste Management Plan that was published just a few days ago and the €500 million investment in the ECOHIVE project will be leading the country to a circular economy that creates resources from waste so that we are no longer dependent on landfills.
WasteServ CEO Richard Bilocca praised all employees without whom such success would not have been possible. He said that this result will give WasteServ more courage to continue working so that next year it can build on and increase these numbers. He also thanked the public for their waste separation efforts because without their contribution this result could not have been possible. Richard Bilocca also emphasised the importance of proper waste separation and referred to the newly published guidelines on wsm.com.mt.
During the visit, Minister Farrugia had the opportunity to see the many shipping containers that are being loaded daily with recyclable materials produced in Malta to be shipped to international markets.