More than 2,000 trees planted in Malta’s school grounds

More than 2,000 trees have been planted in school playgrounds in the latest effort to make Malta greener. Hundreds of pupils and teachers from across the Maltese Islands got digging as part of a schools project organised by Nature Trust Malta. The Learning About Forests initiative has soared in popularity since it was launched with […]

Malta’s largest hospital installs free water ‘top-up taps’

Malta’s largest state-run hospital will become home to more than 100 free drinking water stations in a bid to reduce waste and cut down on plastic. Mater Dei Hospital said a network of 115 purpose-built ‘top-up taps’ will be installed in waiting rooms, corridors and wards over the next four months. The water fountains will […]

10 little things you can do to help Malta’s environment

There aren’t many people unfamiliar with the effect climate change is having on our weather in the Maltese Islands. Here in Malta and Gozo, we’re experiencing increasingly hotter and drier summers as well as stormier winters according to the Met Office in Luqa. The environment is a big issue on almost everyone’s minds and the […]

Infrastructure Malta plants nearly 9,000 trees in a year

Malta’s main roads agency has revealed it planted nearly 9,000 trees across the island in the past 12 months. Infrastructure Malta said a total of 8,720 indigenous trees were planted in 40 different sites in 2019 as part of a €1 million scheme to make Malta greener. The agency said it was planning to extend […]

Revealed: The 8 most beautiful roundabouts in Malta

Roundabouts can be beautiful – and these pictures prove it. A number of roundabouts in Malta have been given facelifts over the last few months, as part of the effort to make Malta a greener and cleaner place to live. Several junctions have been upgraded and transformed into little islands of calm amid a sea […]

150 trees planted in Ta’ Qali by Eden Leisure employees

Malta’s leading hospitality and entertainment company has planted dozens of new trees in an effort to help the island become greener. Eden Leisure Group, which operates a number of succesful businesses including 89.7 Bay, Eden Cinemas and Cynergi Health & Fitness Club, planted more than 150 trees in a field in Ta’ Qali. Staff at […]

What a load of rubbish! Gozo beauty spot gets a clean-up

It’s one of the most spectacular views in the Maltese Islands. And now the view from Nadur across to Comino and Malta looks even more stunning after a major clean-up of the countryside. A team of enthusiastic volunteers joined Nadur’s mayor Edward Said to help make a difference. One of the volunteers Nora Evison said: […]

Car’s weight in rubbish collected from St Julian’s seabed

More than 60 volunteers have collected an impressive 1.5 tonnes of rubbish from the seabed off St Julian’s. The clean-up saw divers and snorkelers haul the weight of a car to the surface in just four hours. Organisers said the waste retrieved from St Julian’s Bay included: • Recyclable plastic: 72.6 kg • Plastic bottles: […]

19 tonnes of rubbish collected after Isle of MTV

A staggering 19 tonnes of waste have been collected in Floriana following the massive Isle of MTV Malta concert. Staff from Clean Malta worked through the night following the spectacular show on the Granaries. Thousands of bottles, cans, cups and food wrappers were swept up within hours, leaving the area looking spotless by morning. Floriana’s […]

Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean. More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best. New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought […]

Malta’s oldest national park is set to double in size

Malta’s oldest national park is to double in size as part of a major €20 million project. The Prime Minister announced the decision to extend the Ta’ Qali National Park, saying it was an example of the government genuinely listening to the wishes of the Maltese public. Joseph Muscat said the new park would be […]

Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean. More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best. New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought […]

Help us make Malta’s most beautiful beach sparkle

Rubbish is the last thing you’d want to see when you’re trying to enjoy a day at one of Malta’s beautiful beaches. That’s why Malta’s number one health and fitness club has teamed up with the environment group Żibel to give Riviera Bay at Ghajn Tuffieha a major clean-up. Volunteers from Cynergi Health & Fitness Club will join staff from […]

10 bizarre items found during Spinola Bay clean-up

It’s one of Malta’s most popular tourists resorts. And now Spinola Bay in St Julian’s has been given a massive clean-up ahead of the winter months. A team of 50 enthusiastic volunteers managed to collect a staggering 1.6 tonnes of rubbish from the seabed. It took around 40 divers four hours to make a difference.  Spinola Bay […]

Record number of trees to be planted in Malta

More than 12,000 trees and shurbs will be planted in Malta before the end of the year. Malta’s environment minister José Herrera said that 2018 would be ‘a record year for tree planting’ as part of a national project to make Malta greener. He made the announcement as he met with members of Swieqi Local […]

Heartbreak as rare turtle is found dead off Malta

These heartbreaking images show the moment a dead turtle was recovered from the sea off the Maltese coast. The rare leatherback turtle was a juvenile, weighing around 190kg. It was found to have a mass of debris lodged inside its digestive system. Vets said its intestines were stuffed with plastic bags, rubbish and man-made waste. […]