Waste Studies

Waste Management in Malta

Malta faces significant challenges in managing its waste, due to limited space and high population density. According to the latest data from the National Statistics Office (NSO), Malta generates approximately 1.8 million tonnes of waste each year, with household waste accounting for the majority of it. The country has been making efforts to improve its waste management practices, including the construction of new waste treatment facilities and the implementation of recycling schemes. The government has set targets to increase waste recycling and reduce landfilling, and it remains committed to improving the local waste situation.

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Among our research & analytics services, our waste studies provide comprehensive material characterisation and analysis to determine the nature of waste materials and their potential impact on the environment. As an authorised service provider recognized by the Environment & Resources Authority (ERA), we are committed to delivering accurate and reliable results to our clients.

Material characterisation is a critical step in managing waste effectively. It involves determining the properties of waste materials (physical, chemical, or biological, as necessary) to identify their composition, toxicity, and potential for harm. Our team of experts at AIS Environment utilises state-of-the-art equipment and analytical techniques to conduct characterisation studies, adhering to industry standards and guidelines.

Chemical analysis of waste materials is an essential aspect of our waste studies. We perform comprehensive chemical analyses to identify the presence and concentration of hazardous substances in waste materials. This information is crucial in determining whether the waste material is hazardous or non-hazardous, as per regulatory requirements. We work with laboratories that are equipped with advanced instrumentation to accurately identify and quantify a wide range of chemicals, including heavy metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), persistent organic pollutants (POPs), and more.

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Leachate testing is another important component of our waste studies. Leachate refers to the liquid that is generated when rainwater or other liquids come into contact with waste materials. It can potentially contain harmful contaminants that can seep into the surrounding environment and pollute soil and groundwater. Our team conducts leachate testing to assess the quality and composition of leachate from waste materials, helping our clients understand the potential environmental impact of their waste management practices.

In addition to waste characterisation, chemical analysis, and leachate testing, our waste studies service also includes other specialised services, depending on the requirements of our clients. This may include assessment of waste management practices, among others. Our team works closely with clients to understand their specific needs and tailor our services accordingly, ensuring that they receive accurate and reliable results.

As an authorised service provider, AIS Environment works closely with the ERA. We strictly adhere to ERA regulations and guidelines in conducting our waste studies, ensuring that our clients' waste management practices are in compliance with local environmental regulations. Our team of experts is well-versed in the relevant laws and regulations and stays updated with the latest developments in the field, ensuring that our clients receive the most up-to-date and accurate information.

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At AIS Environment, we are committed to providing exceptional service and delivering reliable results. Our waste studies service is designed to assist industries, waste generators, and waste managers in understanding the characteristics of their waste materials, determining their potential environmental impact, and complying with regulatory requirements. Our expertise makes us a trusted partner for all your waste characterisation and analysis needs.

Our waste studies service at AIS Environment offers comprehensive waste characterization, chemical analysis, leachate testing, and other specialised services, delivered by our team of experts in compliance with local regulations. We are committed to helping our clients manage their waste effectively and responsibly, while minimising their environmental impact.

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