Waste is a factor of everyday life and it is paramount that our approach to waste takes aboard this fact. A revolution is required, perhaps in much the same way that we have seen in health education, food hygiene and safety awareness at work. WasteServ considers that a key part of its role is the education necessary in this respect
The Company has recently started a series of lectures and workshops on sustainable waste management for students undertaking courses at the Institute of Tourism Studies, the latest in a series of educational thrusts targeting the younger generations. Through a six-week collaboration, selected classes of ITS students will be gaining insight on the importance of waste reduction and recycling, while also looking at some practical tips on waste management both at the Institute as well as in the catering and hospitality industries.
WasteServ is also raising awareness at primary, secondary and post-secondary education levels via talks in schools and organised tours of the main facilities managed by WasteServ. Through site visits of the Sant’Antnin Waste Treatment Plant, children of all ages are able to see with their own eyes and appreciate the manual work involved in waste separation. At the Civic Amenity sites, students are taught about the importance of correct disposal of bulky refuse and what types of waste streams should be disposed of at these facilities.
Children aged 7 to 12 years are also learning about waste management through fun games and activities during Skola Sajf, which WasteServ will once again be supporting this summer, in addition to various other summer camps organised by private entities.
Each year WasteServ also collaborates with post-secondary students preparing for their Systems of Knowledge projects. Earlier this month, a group of students were given an in-depth informative session on the waste sector in Malta, while follow-up visits of four different WasteServ facilities are scheduled for the summer months.
WasteServ also recently hosted a group of university students from Portsmouth University. This is the fifth consecutive year that this University has approached WasteServ to organise a waste-related site visit in Malta. Students were taken on an educational tour of the Magħtab Environmental Complex, including the operational engineered landfill at Għallis, the RTO Plant (Regenerative Thermal Oxidiser) for the treatment of landfill gases, and the closed Magħtab dumpsite which is currently being regenerated into a green area.
WasteServ is continually organising educational tours and visits of its facilities. Interested groups may book a site visit by calling Freephone 8007 2200 or via email address firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on www.wasteservmalta.com or https://www.facebook.com/WasteServ