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Malta Airport Foundation picks up over three tonnes of waste from Senglea and Tigné
The Malta Airport Foundation has managed to collect around seven tonnes of waste since 2020.

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The Malta Airport Foundation is celebrating yet another successful season of clean-ups, having managed to collect a whopping 3.6 tonnes of waste throughout the past year,

This was done through the organisation of two seabed clean-ups – one in Senglea and one in Tigné – in collaboration with Atlam and Calypso subaqua clubs.

Posted by Malta International Airport on Friday, September 30, 2022

2022 is the third consecutive year in which the Malta Airport Foundation organised a series of underwater clean-ups.

Just last year, the organisation collected 1.8 tonnes of waste from Marsaxlokk and Marsalforn, and the year before that, it collected a further 1.6 tonnes from Birzebbuga and Wied iz-Zurrieq.

This means that the Malta Airport Foundation has managed to collect around seven tonnes of waste through six separate underwater clean-ups.

Posted by Malta International Airport on Friday, September 30, 2022

“Given that we operate in the tourism sector, we consider it our duty to do our bit to safeguard the Maltese islands’ underwater world, which is a very attractive part of Malta’s tourism offering,” foundation chairman Josef Formosa said.

“Our collaborations with Atlam and Calypso over the past years have allowed us to identify underwater spots that were in dire need of a clean-up due to the accumulation of improperly disposed waste,” he continued.

Posted by Malta International Airport on Friday, September 30, 2022

Car tyres, ceramic toilets, and boat parts were among the items picked up during these clean-ups.

Whilst a number of divers and land helpers volunteered to ensure the success of these initiatives, a crane was brought in to elevate the heavier waste items, such as steel construction, at the Tigné clean-up.

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30th September 2022



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