WasteServ Malta - Environmental Education
Environment Education

Environmental Education regarding waste management can help our country to continue its move towards sustainable waste management. It will also help us as individuals to make the complex connections between environmental issues on a local and global level, economic prosperity, benefits to society and our own health. 


Educating children from a young age is the first step to continue this necessary change. Here are some services offered by WasteServ to all educational institutions:                         

  • Activities held at Primary Schools
  • Activities held at Secondary Schools
  • Activities held at Post-Secondary and Tertiary Schools
  • Activities held at our Visitor Centre in Marsaskala and Tal-Kus in Xewkija Gozo
  • Activities held at Adults and Day Centres
  • Activities for persons with disability
  • Activities at different entitites including hotels, NGO's and government departments
  • Site Visits of our facilities
  • Summer Clubs
  • Waste Reduction Guidelines for a Whole School Approach

 

Children receiving a lesson about waste management

 

Activities at Primary Schools

Information about waste management to Primary Schools is delivered in the form of:
 

  • Story Telling about waste management and waste separation exercises
  • Story Telling about home composting
  • A quiz about waste management in the Maltese Islands
  • Interactive sessions using PowerPoint presentations
  • 'Open Market activity' where children disseminate information about waste management to the publi

Activities at Secondary Schools

Information about waste management to Secondary Schools is delivered in the form of:

  • Drama sessions for forms 1 and 2
  • Quiz about waste management in the Maltese Islands
  • Interactive sessions using PowerPoint presentation about waste management and home composting
  • Informative sessions about careers in waste management

Informative sessions about waste management to staff and parents may also be organized.

 

Site visits

Site visits for students of all ages may be organized at the Sant’Antnin Waste Treatment Plant or one of our Civic Amenity Sites.                  
 

Sant’ Antnin Waste Treatment Plant:

During this site visit students will be able to observe how recyclable waste collected from bring-in sites and recycling bags is further sorted at this facility to create resources which can be exported overseas for recycling. 

The plant also has the potential to receive one third of all garbage bags produced on our islands, with the aim to convert the organic fraction into compost. A bi-product of this is the methane produced from the anaerobic digestion of the compost, which can be used to generate electricity. Students will get a firm understanding of the modern technologies involved in the protection of our environment and the sustainable management of waste.

 

 

Throughout the site visit, students will also be able to see the volume of space saved from the Engineered Landfill when one practices Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

 

Civic Amenity Site

During this site visit at Hal-Far Civic Amenity Site, students will be able to observe how bulky waste is disposed of. They will also receive an explanation of what happens to the waste collected at these facilities from households. Thus, students will obtain information of what is done with electronic waste, mattresses, old tyres, used furniture, hazardous waste and other waste after it is received at our Civic Amenity Sites. An overall explanation of sustainable waste management in the Maltese Islands will be delivered, together with information on renewable energy resources technologies which can be observed on site.

 

Activities at Post-Secondary and Tertiary Schools


Systems of Knowledge project

WasteServ can assist students by providing the following sessions:

  • 2.5 hour informative session about waste management on the Maltese Islands                   
  • 1 hour site visit to Maghtab Complex
  • 1 hour site visit to a Civic Amenity Site
  • 1 hour site visit to Sant Antnin Waste Treatment Plant                   
  • 1 hour site visit to Marsa Thermal Treatment Facility

 

Students may also choose to carry out a face-to-face interview with a WasteServ Official.

 

Other projects including Dissertations

WasteServ can also assist students in other projects as necessary. Such assistance would include site visits, interviews and the provision of informative material.

 

Adults and Day Centres

Information about waste management is delivered in the form of:

Discussion on waste separation

Home composting

Food waste reduction

Interactive sessions using PowerPoint presentations

Site visits

 

People with special needs

Information and creative activity about waste management is delivered in the form of:

Interactive sessions using PowerPoint presentations and features

Hands on creative activities using recycled material

Guided site visits

 

Other entities

Wasteserv can also provide guidelines with information and support to hotels, government departments, NGO's, industries, other groups and entities whihc may need our support to create environmental friendly practices within their operation.

 

                          

Summer Clubs

Summer club organizers interested in organizing waste management sessions may contact us during summer to fix a date when a Waste Management Promoter may visit their centre to organize informative sessions to attendees.

Call WasteServ Malta on freephone number 8007 2200 or send us an email on schools.ws@wasteservmalta.com for more information.
 

Waste Reduction Guidelines for a Whole School Approach

Interested in making a difference at your school, reducing waste and protecting the environment?
                                                                                          

                               
These guidelines were published through this Issuu magazine in collaboration with EkoSkola- Nature Trust during the European Week for Waste Reduction 2011. Click link below to download the printable version of the Waste Reduction Guidelines for a Whole School Approach!
                               

Printable Version of Waste Reduction Guidelines for a Whole School Approach.pdf