BCRS Malta Ltd, the licensed operator of Malta’s Beverage Container Refund Scheme, celebrates a remarkable achievement in its inaugural year by collecting over 204 million beverage containers.
The success underscores the company’s dedication to environmental stewardship and responsible recycling practices, reflecting a commitment from the community and stakeholders.
Chairman Pierre Fava expresses gratitude for the public’s high participation, emphasizing the efficacy of a circular economy initiative that promotes shared responsibility. The collected containers, 79% of single-use beverage containers in circulation, achieve a 72% recycling rate, contributing to a cleaner Malta and Gozo.
CEO Alan Meilak underscores the scheme’s adherence to circular economy principles, ensuring separate collection streams to maintain material quality for effective recycling.
BCRS Malta Ltd, with a €20 million investment in the BCRS Clearing Centre, employs cutting-edge technology and a network of Reverse Vending Machines.
While celebrating the debut year’s success, Meilak acknowledges ongoing work and room for improvement, emphasizing the need for collaboration and enforcement among the government, businesses, and the public. The commitment is to enhance efforts, fostering a culture where recycling single-use beverage containers becomes second nature for a more sustainable ecosystem.