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« on: May 14, 2005, 12:38:11 PM »

Dumping: a national disease

The shameful dumping of rubbish and litter all over our islands is a national disease. Successive governments have failed to find an antidote.

Despite the considerable efforts of the Ministry of Resources and Infrastructure to clear up rubbish - almost 4,000 tonnes of material was collected from the countryside in the first three months of this year alone - illegal dumping continues to scar many areas. We find dumps and litter in open countryside, in our much abused valleys, some of our prime heritage sites, on the peripheries of our villages and towns, in our industrial estates and wherever a building is under construction.

We have an excellent free service for the collection of bulky waste items from households. Yet the Maltese preference to dump unwanted items - preferably into somebody else's backyard - remains unquenchable and uncontrolled.

Last year 16,000 tonnes of dumped material, from complete bathroom and bedroom suites to the carcases of animals, construction waste and every other form of detritus, was collected from the roadside, valleys, countryside and industrial areas. The admirable efforts being made by the Landscape Consortium to keep road verges and traffic islands tidy and to add a splash of colour are negated by the litter, which is gratuitously chucked out of passing cars.

The much vaunted "zero tolerance" approach to dumping which the Prime Minister personally announced almost 12 months ago has borne no fruit. A new Litter Act laying down stiff fines against those caught transgressing has yet to come into force. The recruitment of "under-cover" plain-clothes wardens to apprehend litter louts appears stalled. The introduction of security cameras at dump sites habitually used by litter louts has also not been implemented.

The only antidote to Malta's national disease that will work is a strict and effective application of the rule of law. We shall not overcome this cultural malady unless we do this. The introduction of stiffer fines may look good on the statute book but will do little to stem the dumping of rubbish unless there are the manpower resources necessary to back it. This means the introduction of green wardens in local councils - both under-cover and uniformed - the strengthening of the grossly under-resourced, overstretched and, thus, ineffective Administrative Law Enforcement unit of the police force coupled with strict instructions to them to bring the full force of the law to bear on those caught breaking it.

The handing down of a spate of exemplary fines or even imprisonment to those caught flouting the law will convey the message that dumping is anti-social, selfish, uncivilised and no longer to be tolerated. A strong police and enforcement officer presence will act as an effective deterrent.

Above all, there must be the political will - not simply rhetoric - to make a seismic change in our national character through the outward imposition of discipline to deal with this disease, if we are not to undermine further our tourism product and our own quality of life.
[font='Times New Roman']We have been talking about the problem for far too long. All the action taken so far has not rid the island of a problem that has done, and is still doing, considerable harm to the island's image as a tourist resort. Malta will not make headway before the problem is tackled from its roots. Flowers in roundabouts do brighten up main traffic arteries, but this is of little consolation when we have as yet so many eyesores all over the islands.[/font]
[font='Times New Roman']Source taken from the Times.[/font]
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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2013, 06:19:20 PM »

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130602/local/Rubble-dumping-at-picturesque-L-A-rax.472134


The incredible insensitivity of this low quality people.
People who think Arabic, speak Arabic and fart in Arabic.
The scourge of the Maltese that makes them what they are: The Maltese Language.

Ic-Cuqlajta!



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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2013, 06:57:43 PM »

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20130602/local/Rubble-dumping-at-picturesque-L-A-rax.472134


The incredible insensitivity of this low quality people.
People who think Arabic, speak Arabic and fart in Arabic.
The scourge of the Maltese that makes them what they are: The Maltese Language.

Ic-Cuqlajta!



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Wise up

This is the usual go negative of the nationalist opposition using the Times of Malta. Now they started finding drugs, the unhappiest people in Malta and now this bullshit. That is not rubble dumping at all, don't fall for their tricks like sheep. Those stones are for construction of a wall, mhux ovja. Have a close look at them and it was a government truck, so it must be so.

The Times should be fought and not helped in spreading their lies, remember who they are and how they make extra efforts to attack the Maltese. Don't help them.




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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 03:34:06 AM »

www.tvm.com.mt/en/news/waste-bags-instead-cones-zejtun/

A brilliant idea from, IL- GAHAN MALTI
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