Photo: GreenPak’s glass bottle collection along the seafront route during the holiday season
In 2019, GreenPak Cooperative Society diverted more than 9.7 million glass bottles, from landfills into waste recycling. This reflects a 50% increase over 2018
The highest percentage
increase of glass recovery amounting to 80% was registered from door to door
collection followed by a 26% increase in collections from the smart iBiNs
spread across 42 localities served by GreenPak around Malta and Gozo. The
Gzira-Sliema-St Julians-Paceville seafront route, a pilot project offering a
free of charge glass collection service to catering establishments, also
registered an increase of 36.54% over 2018.
GreenPak’s CEO Ing Mario
Schembri, said: “We
are constantly working with the Local
Councils and commercial outlets to achieve higher
amount of glass waste for recycling,
year on year.
revolutionary iBiNs dedicated to the
separated collection of glass, paper, plastic and metal, are
regularly emptied as these iBiNs are technologically able to identify in real time when full. Thanks
to this new technology,
our collection service is more frequent and efficient and at the same time more
Using the iBiNs web app ibins.mt and selecting the
colour-coded image of the iBiN, the user is directed via a Google Map interface
to go to the nearest iBiN that has sufficient empty space to take the recycling
material. These iBiNs in the locality offer residents the option to dispose of
their recycled material anytime they want.
Society runs the largest waste recovery system in Malta. It operates the
monthly service of its door-to-door glass collection from households and
commercial outlets on the first Friday of the month. In Gozo, the same glass
collection service is operated every first Thursday of the month.
More information on
GreenPak’s services and campaigns can be obtained from the website: www.greenpak.com.mt
or contact GreenPak on telephone: 2166 0233.
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