Every year, the electronics industry consumes 320 tonnes of gold and 7500 tonnes of silver. It accounts for 22 per cent of world mercury consumption (some 514 tonnes) and up to 2.5 per cent of that of lead. Yet, the Western public is largely ignorant of the invisible pollution from green and digital technologies.
Since the introduction of the policy in 2015, there have been at least 14 applications for new or relocated stations on ODZs. Four applications have already been approved, and the others are still being processed under the current, unrevised policy.
Despite the spike in prices, apartments’ safety standards have not improved. We are not paying more because we are living in safer, more comfortable units. Neither does the increase in price correspond to better design nor larger size of dwellings.
Short-sightedness of our political class in the face of climate change is truly distressing. We must convince political leaders to make climate justice and our wellbeing a priority.
Contrary to persisting myths, Marx’s work was not a bigoted crusade against the capitalist world he lived in: in fact, he thought that capitalist society was a step ahead of the feudal one and was a necessary precondition for socialism.
European Union has everything to gain by showing it’s on the side of workers, improving their everyday workplace experience, and fostering collaboration with others; by doing this, the EU would do much to lessen the alienation currently exploited by the populist right.
Society in general, and particularly Maltese society, is unkind to a woman who has an abortion. On International Women’s Day, why not show empathy rather than judgment? You do not know what a person is going through; you are not in her shoes.