Around 150 million beverage containers have been recycled ever since the Beverage Container Refund Scheme was introduced to Malta nine months ago.
This would mean that 50 million containers were recycled in a month and a half, given that by the end of June 2023, it was announced that 100 million containers were recycled.
During the month of August, 900,000 containers were being collected on average each day.
Malta is the first Southern European country to introduce the scheme, which sees users depositing and receiving a return for their recycling of plastic, glass and cans.
Meanwhile, CCTV cameras overlooking the machines have led to LESA issuing hundreds of littering fines.
A statement revealed that these figures are something that ‘all those who have the island’s environment at heart should celebrate because there has been a marked decrease of beverage containers strewn on our streets or dumped at sea.’
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