The Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning, through Circular Economy Malta, was tasked with reaching out to private stakeholders representing Beverage Producers, Importers and Retailers in Malta.
The concept of the Beverage Container Refund Scheme (BCRS) in Malta is attributed to the Prime Minster of the time, who in 2017 announced the introduction of the scheme during the Ocean Conference, held in Malta. The Scheme should enable Malta to fulfil its commitments to introduce a national scheme whereby 70% of plastic beverage bottles are effectively recovered and prevented from ending up in our seas
It is worth mentioning that the Mediterranean Sea is regretfully characterized by a high percentage of marine litter. Moreover, scientific research unequivocally demonstrates that 70% of the marine litter is effectively land-based plastics.