CEMalta Created as Plans for Circular Economy Step Up

Malta Tyre Recycling

Malta's Resource Recovery and Recycling Agency (RRRA) is to be officially rebranded to Circular Economy Malta (CEMalta), to reflect a circular economy model for waste redistribution, Malta’s Minister for the Environment Aaron Farrugia recently announced.

Circular Economy Malta Launched

Malta's Resource Recovery and Recycling Agency (RRRA) is to be officially rebranded to Circular Economy Malta (CEMalta), to reflect a circular economy model for waste redistribution, Malta’s Minister for the Environment Aaron Farrugia recently announced.

In light of Malta's rapidly growing urbanisation and industrialisation, Malta will adopt a circular economy model, rather than a linear economic model, to save on waste generated from a myriad of mediums.00

Farrugia said Malta must contribute to the reduction of its waste by adopting a circular economic mode that will adopt reuse, reduce and recycle principles.

CEMalta will create a business model whereby producers are responsible for the product life of the products they place on the market, placing producer responsibility on businesses across Malta.

With the aid of CEMalta, investments will be made into infrastructure. All these initiatives will aim at moulding a long-term sustainable future, Farrugia said.

Car tyres which are left for waste will be tackled by CEMalta.

In 2019, 2,200 tons of end-of-life waste tyres were reported in Malta, which has made it evident, Farrugia noted, that tyre waste needs to be dealt with in a sustainable manner. Thus, the Environment Ministry, the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) and CEMalta will devise a scheme to address this issue specifically.

About the author

Ewan has been editor of Retreading Business since 2006 and of Tyre & Rubber Recycling since the magazine was founded. During this period he has become an expert on the global tyre recycling sector. He has many years' experience as an automotive journalist including a period at Tyres & Accessories.

Email: ewan.scott@tyreandrubberrecycling.com

 

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