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Over 500 tonnes of waste collected from Maltese streets in local cleanup campaign

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510 tonnes of waste was collected from 400 kilometres of roads and public spaces by public service employees this week, as part of a cleanup campaign called Insebbħu Pajjiżna.

According to Mario Cutajar, chief civil servant, 174 central strips and roundabouts on the roads were also given a brand new lick of paint, and an additional 41 walls were repaired. 276 bulbs were replaced and railings, benches and other street furniture were fixed as part of the campaign. What’s more, 185 tonnes of illegally dumped construction waste were also collected.

Insebbħu Pajjiżna is being coordinated by a handful of ministries, and the workers are from Parks Malta, the department of Public Works, the Public Cleansing Division, Transport Malta, Ambjent Malta, Enemalta and the Foundation for Tourism Studies.

The roads, which formed part of the clean-up, were nearly all of the arterial roads of the country and other localities, namely Valletta, Mosta, St Julians, Birżebbuġa, Birkirkara, Marsaskala, Sliema, St Paul’s Bay, Naxxar, Buġibba, Qawra and Gżira. It’s expected that more localities will join in the continuous campaign, which will be raising more awareness for the general public, too.

Mario Cutajar said that the public will be invited to take part in Insebbħu Pajjiżna in the coming days.

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