Plan drawn up to reduce amount of waste from electronic gadgets
In a society that loves using gadgets for all sorts of things, a plan has been drawn up to reduce the amount of waste generated by such electronic gadgets and promote recycling.
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority yesterday issued the plan for consultation.
The plan aims to provide guidance to stakeholders managing electrical waste and electronic equipment. It highlights Malta’s commitments under European legislation, in particular the achievement of reuse, recycling and recovery targets.
It identifies the roles and responsibilities of the various economic operators and outlines the infrastructure and financial measures deemed necessary to manage electrical equipment generated locally.
The EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive aims to reduce the amount of electrical and electronic equipment being produced and to encourage its reuse, recycling and recovery.
Feedback to the proposed plan can be sent to Waste, Air, Radiation and Noise Unit, Environment Protection Directorate, Mepa, St Francis Ravelin, Floriana or via e-mail on contact.unitD@mepa.org.mt by October 31.
The full consultation document can be viewed at www.mepa.org.mt.