On Saturday 24th March, 89.7 Bay in collaboration with eNGO Zibel, organised a cleanup day attended by 170 enthusiastic volunteers ranging from large corporations to students organisation, NGO’s and people from the general public.
Within a span of two hours the overwhelming amount of 1068.62 KG (1.18 Tons) was gathered in a sorting area where the waste was then sorted, weighed and put on to the trucks. This amount was broken down into 777.02 kg of general waste, 35.56 kg of Plastic, 13.28 kg of Metal Cans, 123.6 kg of Glass, 59.66 kg of Fishing gear, 6kg of Bottle Caps and a Fridge weighing 53.5 kg.
89.7 Bay and Zibel would like to thank all those who heard their plea and attended in what is considered to be a largely successful cleanup. With that being said the Ghajn Tuffieha area like many other areas in Malta is still far from clean, and 1.18 Tons of waste gathered within a 1km stretch of land in just a couple of hours should act as an eye-opening figure. We must be more weary of our environment.
Seeing that amount of waste in such a beautiful and touristic area raises some serious concern. One company or individual cannot make Malta Green and Clean, it has to be a collective effort as a nation to work towards a cleaner Malta, for ourselves and for our future generations. The Making Malta Green and Clean campaign was aimed towards bringing these figures to light and raising awareness about the seriousness of this matter, it is then up to us a nation to educate and facilitate all necessary resources toward making Malta a cleaner and greener place!