The Malta Independent 4 October 2022, Tuesday
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Two tonnes of waste collected by several government entities

Wednesday, 31 August 2022, 14:01 Last update: about 2 months ago

In a joint initiative between various entities that fall under the responsibility of the Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise, just over two tonnes of waste was retrieved from the seabed off the Senglea shore.

The entities involved were the Energy and Water Agency (EWA) and the Environment and Resources Authority, amongst others.

This waste was collected off the coast of Senglea by 20 divers, snorkelers and volunteers.

In addition, the EWA said there were a number of other people who assisted at sea and a considerable number of people assisted from the ground.

Besides waste collection, the Cleaning Campaign plans to plant two trees for every tonne of waste that is collected.

Amongst the waste collected, there were glass bottles, pieces of metal, pipes, chairs, batteries, ropes and tyres.

"Over the past year we saw a positive response from various organisations and the general public over the cleaning campaign we launched. So we decided to come back and organise this campaign to raise more awareness in order to keep recreational spaces clean, Minister Miriam Dalli said.

The Chief Executive of EWA, Manuel Sapiano, expressed the importance of such activities for the agency and said that is why they are always included in their calendar.

EWA expressed its gratitude to the Senglea local council, Customs Department, Din l-Art Helwa, the Water Services Corporation, Raniero's Adventure, the Emergency Fire and Rescue Unit, No To Plastic Malta, ATLAM, Paulus, Paradise Driving School and Transport Malta, who made this event possible.

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