Localities continue to flock towards the GreenPak waste recycling scheme in an effort to improve Malta’s waste recycling performance. Seven more localities joined GreenPak during the past two years resulting in an average increase of 20% in the total recyclable waste material collected. By entrusting GreenPak to provide their communities with better waste collection services, local councils are offering superior services to their residents and business communities to separate waste.
The surge in recycling is even more pronounced in certain localities, such as Mosta which registered a staggering 34% increase in total waste material collected in its first year upon migrating to GreenPak’s scheme. The localities of Qormi, Swieqi, Santa Lucija, Santa Venera, Msida and Naxxar all experienced significant improvements, most scoring higher-than-average percentage growth during their first year with GreenPak’s scheme.
Following suit in a bid to improve its waste recycling rates, this month St Julian’s Local Council has also migrated to join forces with the growing family of localities serviced by GreenPak. As a way of gaining traction and increasing environmental awareness amongst the St Julian’s residents, free green recycling bags will be distributed to each household in addition to door-to-door educational campaigns.
Karl Gouder, Mayor of St Julian’s said: “In a bid to improve upon the cleanliness and waste recycling collections in St Julians, the council decided to join GreenPak, which has a proven track record in helping localities drastically improve their environmental performance. Our decision to opt for the GreenPak’s scheme will lead to that leap of quality our locality deserves.”
Ing. Mario Schembri, GreenPak Coop Society CEO said: “As Malta’s leading national waste recovery scheme, covering more than 74% of the country’s population, we constantly seek to provide recycling opportunities in a responsible manner and make it practical for residents and businesses to come forward and play their part in making their localities environmentally conscious.”
“In each locality served by GreenPak, we introduce amenities to help communities achieve higher environmental performance in an economically viable manner. This entails a combination of methods, including the provision of bring-in sites, kerbside collections and direct collections from commercial outlets. We make it a point to sit with each and every local council in order to address their specific needs and provide tailor-made solutions,” added Ing Schembri.