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2024 Safer Alternatives to Asbestos in Construction: Innovations from PT Matic

In the construction industry, the move away from asbestos is not merely a change in materials—it signifies a profound shift towards prioritising health and environmental sustainability. Asbestos, once regarded as indispensable for its heat resistance and insulating properties, has become notorious for its severe health risks. PT Matic is leading this transformation by advocating for […]

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Strengthening Water Contamination Policies in Malta: A Call for Action

With limited natural freshwater resources, Malta faces significant environmental challenges that underscore the urgent need for robust water contamination policies. The dynamic nature of industrial activities and urban development, combined with the imperative of environmental conservation, calls for a comprehensive review and enhancement of Malta’s regulatory framework. This blog examines the current policy environment, identifies […]

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Enhancing Oil Storage Efficiency: PT Matic’s Tank Cleaning Case Study

Background At PT Matic, we are proud to have recently completed a significant environmental management project, which involved the comprehensive cleaning of 10 fuel oil tanks at a specialised facility in the fuel storage sector. This project demonstrates our dedication to maintaining stringent environmental standards and ensuring operational efficiency across various industrial settings. Project Overview […]

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Eradicating the Invisible: The Path to Asbestos-Free Work Environments

Eradicating the Invisible: The Path to Asbestos-Free Work Environments In our unwavering commitment to fostering safer and healthier work environments, our environmental company leads the charge in advocating for the removal of asbestos from workplaces worldwide. Asbestos, once praised for its fire resistance and durability, is now recognised as a covert hazard lurking within both […]

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Case Study: Comprehensive Asbestos Removal at St Luke’s Hospital and Medical School

Project Overview A specialised asbestos removal operation was undertaken at St Luke’s Hospital and Medical School, a significant project that involved the meticulous soft stripping, safe removal, and treatment of asbestos across an extensive area of over 60,000 square metres. This expansive project covered various critical and sensitive areas of the hospital, including operating theatres, […]

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The Psychology Behind Recycling: How the Design of Recycle Bins Can Increase Usage?

In our pursuit of environmental sustainability, the importance of recycling is paramount. Yet, the success of this eco-friendly practice hinges not only on the act of recycling itself but also significantly on the design of recycle bins. This blog explores how the design of recycle bins can substantially influence recycling behaviour and overall environmental consciousness. […]

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2024 Shredding Services Trends: Data Security and Waste Management

Navigating through the dynamic landscape of modern business, we recognise the increasing significance of maintaining data security and implementing effective waste management strategies. As we delve deeper into the digital era, the indispensability of document shredding services in safeguarding sensitive information and promoting environmental sustainability is becoming more evident. Let’s uncover the evolving trends in […]

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The Environmental Impact of Christmas: Understanding Our Waste Footprint

Increased Packaging and Wrapping Waste: The holiday season is synonymous with gift-giving, and with it comes a mountain of wrapping paper and packaging materials. What’s often overlooked is that a significant portion of these materials is non-recyclable and can harm the environment. Shiny wrapping papers adorned with glitter, foil, and plastic coatings may dazzle, but […]

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Understanding the International and National Bans on Asbestos

Asbestos, once hailed for its resistance to heat and its insulation properties, has in recent decades been recognised as a severe health hazard. As a result, countries across the globe have implemented bans and stringent regulations surrounding its use, handling, and disposal. Malta, like many countries, has its regulations that align with international guidelines. This […]

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Malta’s Waste Challenge: Could Underground Bins be the Solution?

Waste management is a challenge that many countries face, but for Malta, the stakes are especially elevated. As the smallest member state of the European Union, Malta contends with waste management problems exacerbated by its high population density, thriving tourism, and limited land availability. Recognising these challenges, stakeholders are actively exploring innovative solutions. Among these, […]

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Your 2024 Guide for Safe Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is a mineral that is found naturally and has been widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries for its insulating and heat-resistant properties. It consists of small, fibrous crystals that are easily inhaled into the lungs, causing serious health issues such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Although once considered a miraculous substance, […]

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Heat Waves and Landfill Management: Rising Temperatures, Rising Concerns

As global warming continues to yield increasingly frequent and intense heatwaves, there is a growing concern in a somewhat overlooked area – waste management. Among the various waste management methods, the process of landfilling is mainly affected by extreme temperature spikes. This article aims to explore the intersection of these two pressing issues: heatwaves and […]

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Exploring the Challenges of Liquid Waste Management

Liquid waste management is a critical issue often overlooked compared to its solid waste counterpart. From industrial effluents to household wastewater, the proper handling and treatment of liquid waste are essential for protecting human health and the environment. This article dives deep into the challenges associated with liquid waste management, uncovering the hidden threats it […]

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Waste Management Red Flags: Repercussions for Maltese Businesses

Waste management is a crucial aspect of environmental sustainability and public health. In Malta, businesses have a legal and ethical responsibility to manage their waste properly. As a matter of fact, the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) and the Maltese authorities are tasked with enforcing waste management regulations and ensuring compliance. As health and safety […]

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Biomedical Waste Management: an Outlook on the Future

Biomedical waste is a significant environmental and public health hazard, and proper management is crucial. After the COVID-19 outbreak, the world has become increasingly aware of the impact of biomedical waste on public health and the environment, leading to a push for more sustainable management practices. In this article, we will discuss the future of […]

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Steps to Implement the Best Waste Management Plan (2023 Business Edition)

In today's business environment, it is increasingly important to have an efficient waste management system. As the global population grows and demand for goods and services increases, businesses are generating larger quantities of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. It is, therefore, essential to adopt a sustainable waste management approach to minimise the harmful effects on the […]

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