How To Live More Sustainably in Malta?
There are many ways how we can live sustainably in Malta. Malta is small and has limited resources but there's a lot you can do from your home.
As of January 2023, Malta ranks at 33rd place out of 163 countries in the Sustainable Development Report (SDR). SDR measures sustainable development across countries.
Major challenges for Malta remain:
- 🔴 Zero hunger: for obesity, and efficiency in food production.
- 🔴 Clean water and sanitation: for freshwater availability and water consumption.
- 🔴 Consumption and production: for waste production and plastic waste exports.
- 🔴 Life below water: for clean water score and trawling and dredging fish.
Here are a few ideas to get you to start living a healthier and sustainable life, and directly address Malta's major challenges:
5 Ways To Live a More Sustainable Life in Mata
1. Reduce your consumption of plastic 🧴
Plastic pollution is a major problem in Malta and around the world. There are between 75 and 199 million tons of plastic in our oceans.
You can help by reducing your consumption of plastic products, ie. shopping bags, water bottles, and straws.
Instead, try to use reusable alternatives: wood, metal, or glass, ie. cloth bags, water bottles, and metal or bamboo straws.
2. Use public transportation or walk or electric vehicles instead of cars 🏍️
Transportation is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, and cars are a major contributor.
By using public transportation, walking, or using electric vehicles instead, you can help reduce your carbon footprint and improve air quality.
Did you know there are as many cars as people living in Malta 👀?
Malta also introduced a grant scheme for the purchase of electric vehicles and hybrids.
3. Buy locally-grown and organic food 🛒
Supporting local farmers and buying organic food is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and support the local economy.
Local and organic food is often healthier, fresher, tastier, and more sustainable than food that is shipped from far away.
4. Reduce your energy consumption 💡
Energy consumption is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.
You can help by reducing your energy use at home and at work.
Turn off lights and electronics when you're not using them, use energy-efficient appliances, and consider switching to renewable energy sources, ie. solar panels, hydro panels, and water collectors.
5. Reduce your water consumption 💧
Water is a precious resource, and Malta is a very dry country - you can help by reducing your water use at home and at work.
Fix any leaks, take shorter showers, and use drought-resistant plants in your garden.
Remember to look into reverse osmosis filters too, which can save you a lot of money 💸.
In conclusion, there are many ways to be more sustainable in Malta.
You can help make Malta a more sustainable and environmentally-friendly place but also live a longer and more healthy life 🌱❤️.
If you're not sure how you can contribute? Reach out and we can brainstorm together 😊