PN MP highlights issues with bottle recycling scheme

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PN MP highlights issues with bottle recycling scheme

Taking to social media, PN MP Justin Schembri highlighted some of the apparent issues surrounding the Beverage Container Refund Scheme. 

‘I feel like the government has gotten the public pleading for what is rightfully theirs’ he said. 

He went on to explain the established procedure associated with the vending machine scheme. A tax of 10c was introduced on every purchased bottle, which can only be reimbursed by waiting in line to put these bottles in a recycling vending machine. 

‘You must then go and swap your coupons to earn your money back’, despite this not being available at every store in contrast to the tax being nationally universal. 

He went on to say that for people like him who have been, and will continue to, recycling, this measure is only tax. ‘Whilst I understand the importance of recycling, this is only theft for a population already practicing recycling’ he said. 

‘Wouldn’t it be better if no bottles have an increased tax and whoever wishes continues to trade coupons earned from the vending machines? But it is shameful to force me to do so’ he concluded. 



Malta will be battered by rain and wind this week – and a storm!

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Malta will be battered by rain and wind this week - and a storm!

According to various weather forecast reports, Malta is in for quite a stormy weekend, kicking off with a thundery rainstorm tomorrow Saturday 26th November. 

According to ‘It-Temp Madwarna’ Facebook page, a thunder storm is expected for tomorrow following an entire week of observing local weather patterns forming around Sardinia. 

Due to the weather pattern moving with quite a slow pace, the islands could face an entire day of heavy rain with even some flooding in the lower areas of the country. 

According to the Malta International AIrport’s weather forecast, windy weather will also be starting tomorrow and stretching all the way to Tuesday. 

North-easterly winds are expected to rise in speed to reach force 8. This is approximately 34-40 knots and are considered gale force winds. Caution is advised for all. 



Oatly arrives in Malta – making it easier for people to choose plant-based!

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Oatly, the world’s leading oat drink company, has arrived in Malta with a range of oat drinks, including the Oatly Barista Edition, ideal for making a perfect cappuccino. Oatly, is a company built on the idea of change and exists to make it easier for people to switch to a plant-based diet without harming the planet.

Oat drinks in general have a lower climate impact than cow’s milk, therefore by switching to oat drink in your coffee, you would also reduce your climate impact.

“Our goal is to always deliver products that have maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact. We want as many people as possible to join the plant-based movement and to switch from dairy to plant-based, which is why we are so happy that we can now offer our products to the people of Malta”, says Jens Sintéus Sales Manager Export at Oatly.

The range of Oatly products available in Malta:

Oatly Oat Drink Barista Edition

Creamy and foamable, Oatly Barista Edition is specially formulated for coffee — making it an excellent choice for an oat cappuccino.

Oatly Oat Drink

The classic from Oatly, is an ideal product for daily use with protein, carbohydrates, fibre and healthy fats, enriched with Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 and calcium. It can be enjoyed in the same way as cow’s milk — chilled in a glass, for cooking or baking.

Oatly Oat Drink Organic

Water, organic oats and a little sea salt to flavour. That’s all.

Oatly Oat Drink Chocolate

Like chocolate milk — except there’s no milk. The chocolate oat drink contains protein, carbohydrates, fibers and some healthy fat.


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Domestic violence concerns everyone says Lydia Abela

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Domestic violence concerns everyone says Lydia Abela

Speaking during a press conference, wife of Prime Minister Robert Abela, Lydia Abela, addressed the recent brutal murder of Bernice Cassar. 

Abela highlighted how despite all the hard work done by various authorities, domestic violence is still an ongoing threat to many, especially women. 

She said that domestic violence concerns everyone, and that everyone has the right to love and be loved as well as the right to find the aid necessary when such cases emerge. 

Abela kicked off a 16-day campaign of activism towards protection of women, awareness about domestic violence and the prevention of further femicide. 

‘We do not want that Bernice and other victims are forgotten’ she said. ‘We saw a mother who woke up in the morning and prepared for a day’s work. However, she did not return home to her loved ones.’ 


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