WasteServ Announces Winners Of 11th Malta Waste Reduction Awards

WasteServ Announces Winners Of 11th Malta Waste Reduction Awards
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The 11th edition of the Malta Waste Reduction Awards, organized by WasteServ, has recognized schools, regional councils, NGOs, companies, and individuals for their outstanding efforts in waste reduction initiatives. This event, held alongside the European Week for Waste Reduction, celebrated exemplary actions aimed at reducing packaging waste and its environmental impact. Participants were invited to showcase their efforts in waste reduction, reuse, and recycling, with a panel of experts evaluating submissions and selecting winners. A total of €22,000 in prizes was awarded to support further waste reduction endeavors.

Minister for the Environment, Energy, and the Regeneration of the Grand Harbour, Miriam Dalli, emphasized the crucial role of promoting environmentally conscious behaviors and sustainable waste practices. “These initiatives highlight the significance of collective efforts, demonstrating that even small contributions are vital in driving positive environmental changes,” stated Minister Dalli.

WasteServ CEO Richard Bilocca congratulated participants, underscoring the importance of events like these in encouraging broader engagement in waste prevention and separation. Notably, three schools were recognized for their outstanding actions for the first time. St Jeanne Antide College Immaculate Conception School, St Francis School Victoria, and St Paul’s Missionary College secured prizes, sharing a €6,000 award to support new environmental projects and initiatives.

The event also acknowledged the exceptional efforts of Regional Councils in advancing waste management in their respective localities, with prizes awarded to Port Regional Council, Gozo Regional Council, and Western Regional Council.

The European Week for Waste Reduction, the largest campaign of its kind in Europe, aims to promote waste prevention and inspire various community actors to develop impactful actions toward this goal. This year’s campaign, focusing on food waste, will take place from November 16th to 24th.

Below are the winners of the 11th edition of the Malta Waste Reduction Awards:

  • Waste Reduction Award in Public Administration: Kunsill Lokali l-Isla
  • Waste Reduction Award in Associations Category: St Jeanne Antide Foundation
  • Waste Reduction Award in Schools Category: St Paul’s Missionary College
  • Waste Reduction Award in Clean-up Awareness: Żibel
  • Waste Reduction Award in Business Category: Malta National Aquarium
  • Waste Reduction Award in Citizens Category: EcoWrap
  • Waste Reduction Award for Best Practice in Most Innovative Initiative: Malta Freeport Terminals Limited


maltabiennale.art 2024 Officially Kicks Off In Malta

maltabiennale.art 2024 Officially Kicks Off In Malta
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In the opulent Throne Room of the Palace in Valletta, the malta biennale.art has been unveiled, marking its debut in Malta. Running until the end of May, this biennale, endorsed by the President of Malta, showcases contemporary art from around the country. Over the coming months, Malta will take center stage in the global cultural and artistic calendar, with a theme centered on the Mediterranean, titled ‘White Sea Imbued with Zebbug’. Organized primarily by Heritage Malta, MUŻA, and the Maltese Arts Council, the event will feature the works of over a hundred artists.

The opening ceremony, graced by a visually captivating display, saw addresses from Prime Minister Robert Abela, Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici, Heritage Malta Chairman Mario Cutajar, and the Biennale’s Curator, Sofia Baldi Pighi.

Prime Minister Abela highlighted the significance of hosting this biennale in a region regarded as the natural habitat for artists. He emphasized Malta’s enduring role in spotlighting the Mediterranean and sharing its voice globally. Proudly, he noted Malta’s role as the inaugural host under UNESCO’s patronage. Dr. Abela underscored the inclusive nature of art and its importance in providing enriching experiences for families.

Minister Bonnici reflected on the cultural significance of the event, especially amidst current geopolitical tensions. He stressed Malta’s role in fostering peace, creativity, and cooperation through cultural exchange. The overwhelming response from artists worldwide, with over 2,500 proposals received, demonstrates the growing importance of platforms like malta biennale.art in facilitating artistic expression.

Mario Cutajar, Chairman of Heritage Malta and key figure in malta biennale.art, emphasized the event’s role in connecting Malta’s rich history with contemporary art. He emphasized the importance of introspection and understanding our past to navigate the future confidently.

In her brief remarks, Biennale Curator Sofia Baldi Pighi reiterated that art is not merely decorative but a dynamic force for societal engagement and critical discourse. She emphasized the inherently political nature of contemporary art, urging courage in addressing pressing issues and prompting thought-provoking questions rather than offering definitive answers.


Dua Lipa, SZA, Coldplay & More For Glastonbury 2024

Dua Lipa, SZA, Coldplay & More For Glastonbury 2024
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Glastonbury has announced this year’s festival line-up, with massive names such as Dua Lipa, SZA, Coldplay, Shania Twain and more set to take the stage.

Other artists include Little Simz, Burna Boy, Jungle, Disclosure, Sampha, James Blake, Jamie XX, Peggy Gou, Avril Lavigne and many more!

Glastonbury Festival is a five day festival held near Milton, Somerset, England. Attended by thousands every year, the festival has seen other big names headline – including Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar, Arctic Monkeys, Elton John and Guns N’ Roses.

Have you ever been to Glastonbury?


The Mercedes Benz Rose Gold ‘Stronger Than Diamonds’ Vehicle

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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a limited edition model, the “Stronger Than Diamonds” G-Class.

This exclusive release, based on the G 550 model, is restricted to a global production of just 300 units, each adorned with four 0.25-carat diamonds.

The Stronger Than Diamonds Edition is crafted as a tribute to “timeless beauty, heightened by the sparkle of diamonds.” It boasts the distinctive Manufaktur Rosewood Grey Magno paint, a bespoke hue created specifically for this edition, characterized by subtle pink undertones.

Adding to its exclusivity, each of the four stainless steel door locking pins is embellished with a 0.25-carat diamond, while the exterior door handles feature an engraved diamond logo.

Furthermore, the vehicle’s key is adorned with a genuine silver badge engraved with the edition’s name and a diamond emblem. Inside, occupants are treated to Manufaktur Black Nappa Leather with Rosé contrast stitching and plush deep-pile floor mats.

The interior also showcases finely crafted Stronger Than Diamonds branding on the front passenger grab handle and illuminated door sills.

Each G-Class Stronger Than Diamonds Edition is accompanied by a custom indoor car cover featuring a unique design and a certificate from the Responsible Jewelry Council, guaranteeing that the diamonds are ethically sourced.


Photo Source: Mercedes Benz (Hype Beast)