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EWWR 2020 – Making ‘Invisible Waste’ Visible

For the past eight consecutive years, Malta Freeport Terminals participated with great enthusiasm in the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR), an annual initiative that brings together thousands of awareness-raising actions about sustainable waste management from across Europe during a single week. This year’s edition was organised between 21 and 29 November 2020 and the chosen theme was ‘Invisible Waste’.

Malta Freeport Terminals organised various activities for its employees to raise awareness on the huge amount of waste that we all unconsciously generate. The slogan chosen by the Company this year was ‘Making invisible waste visible – a win-win situation for all’. During a presentation delivered by the QHSE Manager, the importance of making this waste ‘visible’ was emphasised in order to make informed decisions when choosing which product to purchase, and take responsibility for our footprint.  Products must have a longer service life, be easier to repair and recycle, and ultimately be completely non-toxic the day they are recycled.

During the activity which was organised for a group of employees from various departments the Company promoted the importance of Reducing consumption, Reusing products and materials, and Recycling waste.  A Clean up and Tree Planting activity was also organised in Birzebbuga in collaboration with Birzebbuga Local Council, Malta Freeport Corporation, Aquatic & Sports Club,  Regatta Club, Sailing Club, St Peter’s F.C. and Windmill Football Nursery.  The Company also organised a digital clean up and encouraged its employees to participate in this action to lighten our invisible waste. Indeed we can definitely do our part to reduce our CO2 emissions. Employees were encouraged to pursue this initiative on a daily basis and not just during EWWR. Daily actions as simple as sending emails, surfing the internet, using search engines or storing data are a real cost for the environment.

Malta Freeport Terminals also invited the students of BIrzebbuga Primary School to participate in EWWR. The students drew pictures on invisible waste, the 3 RS and on the importance of waste separation. These drawings were exhibited in the foyer of the Freeport Centre.

On the occasion of EWWR 2020 a memento of a plant, symbolising a greener environment, was presented to the local parties  that supported the initiatives organised by Malta Freeport  Terminals.