Construction waste an eyesore to our natural environment

submitted by St Margaret College secondary school Verdala : Jasmin Farrugia  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
Proof of dissemination: Click to view
Dissemination description: Dissemination: 1. Article published on the Sunday Times of Malta Newspaper 2. Article published on the Malta Independent of Sunday (dated 24th May 2020) 3. School Exhibition (still to come) 4. School Facebook Page ( 5. School Magazine (still to be published) - [email protected] 6. School Website - 7. Pontifical Missio Malta Facebook Page 8. Facebook Page of the Malta Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
sustainable development goal(s): climate action, life on land
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

On the way to Ghar Lapsi a large hill of construction waste is surely an eyesore to our natural environment. On contacting the Malta Environment and Resources Authority we were told that the area being referred to was previously a quarry which has recently been permitted to be infilled with inert construction material. The intention is to remove what has been a scar in the landscape for years. However, the infilling operations have breached the conditions of the permit. Recently the operator was required to rectify the situation on the ground and to contain its operations within the original boundary of the quarry. Further action may be taken if the operator does not follow the orders given. It seems that the eyesore is the result of a construction waste crisis in Malta. Many constructors are lamenting not finding enough proper places to deposit their waste.

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