A new rudimentary line in the Sant’ Antnin waste treatment facility has started being in use, sorting out dry grey bag recyclables, announced Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning Aaron Farrugia on Friday July 24.
Minister Farrugia emphasised the importance of the investment, claiming that through it, “Malta will be increasing its recycling performance significantly”.
He added that through this process, waste will be recycled into “good quality material, which can then be sold for re-use on the market”.
This follows Wasteserv’s previous achievement just a few weeks ago, where it managed to export “more than 6,500 tonnes of glass for recycling”, with these projects working together with EcoHive, Wasteserv’s “largest investment ever”.
Through this new process, the materials which are recycled and separated in the grey bag, mainly being paper, plastic and metal, will go through a line for sorting and separation. Once this is completed, the recovered recyclables will then be bunched up, stored and afterwards put up for sale on the market.
Apart from this, as part of Wasteserv’s plan, it will be investing in new machinery, from high load bailers all the way to new storage facilities in order to increase the reuse potential of the recycling material to as much as possible.
During the announcement, the Minister was joined by Wasteserv CEO Richard Bilocca, the General Workers Union’s General Secretary Josef Bugeja, and also Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin’s Chief Executive Josef Vella.
All of the officials joined the workers that were one the line sorting the recyclables.
CEO Bilocca thanked all of the workers for their great dedication, also encouraging the public to continue separating their waste.