Promoting sound environmental management in Gozo

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Promoting sound environmental management in GozoThe Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee (MEUSAC), together with the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA), will be organising a seminar on Malta’s actions in the fields of waste and noise management to take place in Gozo.

This seminar will focus on:

Malta’s draft plan for the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive (Directive 2002/96/EC). This Directive address the environmental impacts of WEEE and encourages its separate collection, subsequent treatment, reuse, recovery, recycling and environmentally sound disposal. The WEEE Directive affects producers, distributors, consumers and those involved in the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment, and encompasses everything from electronic games, calculators, toasters and kettles to audio equipment, fridges, washing machines, commercial and industrial equipment.

Malta’s Noise Action Plan which sets out the way forward regarding the implementation of Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. This plan aims at preserving environmental noise quality where it is good, and preventing and reducing environmental noise where necessary and particularly where exposure levels can induce effects on human health.

This session, which will be conducted in Maltese, will be held on Tuesday, September the 13th, 2011 at 9.30am, at The Grand Hall, Grand Hotel, Mgarr, Gozo.

The opening address will be given by Dr Chris Said, Parliamentary Secretary for Consumers, Fair Competition, Local Councils and Public Dialogue.

This seminar should be of particular interest to:

Competent authorities and local councils;

Operators of waste management and disposal facilities;

Waste transporters;

Manufacturing companies, importers and other businesses;

NGOs;

Associations representing the above interested groups and other interested parties;

General public.

The seminar programme and further information on the above mentioned plans can be found here.

Interested participants are requested to register for this seminar by not later than noon Friday, September the 9th, 2011, by email on info.meusac@gov.mt or by phone on 2200 3300.

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