Malta Daily, the Maltese online newspaper, reports that the country’s agency previously known as the Resource Recovery and Recycling Agency is being renamed to Circular Economy Malta (CEMalta) to promote the continual use of resources.

According to the newspaper, Malta has been adopting a policy approach in which producers assume responsibility for managing the disposal of products they manufacture once those products are no longer used by consumers.

The source says CEMalta will be working on a number of projects and initiatives, including the beverage container refund scheme, end-of-life tires, construction waste, food waste, and textile waste.

“Through the diversion of such waste streams from ending up in landfills, they could easily be used for the benefit of society in general. To this end, the Agency together with the Ministry shall be supporting the utilisation of digital channels and applications for food redistribution initiatives and food sharing initiatives within communities,”said Malta’s Environment Minister Aaron Farrugia.

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