Gozo tunnel will generate 1 million tonnes of waste

The Democratic Party said that the amount of construction waste which will be generated by the tunnel between Malta and Gozo will amount to about one million tons.  This amounts to around the entire amount generated by the construction industry in a year.

One could observe that many quarries are becoming full with construction waste and the DP said this problem has been neglected for many years because there was never a long-term plan.

DP explained that Malta will have to pay a high financial and environmental cost due to this problem and asked whether the Government has any recycling plans or other solutions to solve this problem.