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Less Packaging, Less Waste

submitted by Sliema St Joseph Senior School : Alexandra Vassallo, Christine Casha  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Participation

Alexandra Vassallo and Christine Casha, Senior 2 students, have finalized their poster as their entry for the YRE project. They noticed that there was waste of food and excessive use of single-use plastic as part of the Ninu l-Bninu Scheme for the distribution of fruit and vegetables in schools. They designed a poster to show what is happening at the moment and what they suggest could be the solution, while keeping in mind that healthy eating needs to be promoted in schools. They divided their poster into 9 sections and drew scenes from the school. Their suggestion is that the scheme would alternatively offer whole fruit instead of fruit which is chopped up and put in single-use plastic containers. They support their claim by saying that since fruit is not peeled it will last longer and there will be less waste of food and less plastic packaging which is ending



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Litterless Initiatives in the Cottonera Area

submitted by Cospicua. Senior Secondary School St. Margaret College Verdala : Aceline Grixti, Annastasia Darmanin, Katriel Zahra, Kylieanna Apap, Martina Magro, Maruska Pulis  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under reporting-video video-clips
awarded: 1st place Litter less Campaign, 2nd place international, Finalist

This video shows students of SMC Senior Secondary School, Verdala, Cospicua, doing an investigation about the large usage of plastics that people consume daily. Students did a vox-pop at the Vittoriosa Street Market where among a couple of questions, participants were encouraged to give their feedback about the usage of plastic bags. An interview was also carried out with the three Mayors of Cospicua, Vittoriosa and Senglea. Although a lot of information was provided to the students, this short video only shows comments about plastic usage and other solutions provided by local councils to reduce plastic consumption. You Tube Link:

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Reflecting on How the COVID-19 Managed to Improve the Environment in Malta

submitted by Cospicua. Senior Secondary School St. Margaret College Verdala : Annastasia Darmanin, Chanise Mifsud, Elisa Vella  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under reporting-video video-clips
awarded: YREstayshome

This video was aimed to make people reflect on our air, land and marine pollution. It shows photos of how Malta improved in this regard as long as a lot of people were staying indoors during the partial pandemic lockdown. This video also shows the present reality and it creates awareness of how important and necessary it is to put our efforts and keep up this level of pollution at a lower level. Even when restrictions are being released, we must all focus to have a cleaner and better environment. You Tube Link:

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TUNNEL VISION?

submitted by San Anton School : Elena Castaldi Paris, Nina Mamo  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

The proposed project of an underwater tunnel between mainlnd malta and the sister island of Gozo will leave a negative environmental impact on the sea and land. The digging and dredging needed for the project will disturb habitats and destroy ecosystems in the area. Gozo offers unique characteristics that are diverse from Mlata. The villages spread out along the island are of cultural interest in their own quaint way. Will this be jeopardized if the tunnel link materialises and Gozo will be turned into a smaller version of hectic mainland Malta? Give citizens a voice and see what the majority says!

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U​se of water fountains to reduce plastic waste 

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Gillian Vella, Leandros Catania  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper
filed under Articles
awarded: 1st place Litter less Campaign, 3rd place international, Finalist

8 years after the beginning of the initiative of creating a water fountain system at the Junior College, we have put in research efforts in order to assess students’ perceptions and state of use of these fountains. This research was conducted through an online survey consisting of 150 student participants or approximately 8.4% of the students attending the college.

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