In a decisive move, Malta’s Environment and Resource Authority (ERA) has publicly condemned the recent actions of dumping electronic waste into a quarry, a reckless practice popularised for social media entertainment.
The authority’s statement, released on Friday, criticises this behaviour as a quest for social media clout, branding it as utterly deplorable.
Disturbing images accompanying the ERA’s announcement depict an individual carelessly throwing an old television into a quarry. Such acts pose severe environmental risks, including the potential contamination of groundwater with dangerous substances like mercury.
The ERA has highlighted the grave consequences of these actions, emphasising the irresponsibility and environmental neglect they represent. In response to this environmental vandalism, ERA is collaborating closely with the Malta Police Force to track down and hold the individuals accountable.