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awards2017WEEE Malta has been awarded the Best Practice in Recycling Category Award during the Malta Waste Reduction Awards 2017 organised by Wasteserv Malta Limited at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.

The awards were presented on 15th March by Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, Hose' Herrera and Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, Stefan Buontempo.

The award follows WEEE Malta's participation in the Europe-wide initiative last November: the European Week for Waste Reduction (EWWR). The Waste Electric and Electronic Compliance Scheme took part with the 'Bring WEEE for Free' awareness campaign encouraging people of all ages to dispose of their electronic waste in a proper way. The week long campaign included a free of charge door to door WEEE collection. WEEE Malta collected more than 15 tonnes of electronic waste from around 800 households disposing more than 7,000 discarded products for recycling. The Scheme also donated EUR 1 to Dar Tal-Providenza for every item collected. WEEE Malta capped it at EUR 10,000 and the full amount was donated to the charity organisation during the Dar Tal-Providenza Marathon on New Year's Day.

Source : www.independent.com.mt

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