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Burnt Fanta lemonade bottles poison the natural habitat

submitted by St Margaret College secondary school Verdala : Maya Nussbaum  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

Trekking on Panorama Road along Dingli Cliffs can easily lead you to a hidden beautiful green area close to Rdum ta’ Horrieqa. Unfortunately illegal dumping of waste in this area has become a huge environmental issue for the Local Council. Recently a big amount of Fanta lemonade plastic bottles were dumped and burned in this area poisoning the living flora and fauna. Plastic is a petroleum-based material and when burned it poisons the air and vegetation with many toxins. Burning plastic and other waste releases dangerous substances such as heavy metals, Persistent Organic Pollutants and other toxics into the air, leaving ash waste residues. Such pollutants can contribute to the development of asthma, cancer and other diseases. On reporting this poisonous dump waste to the Malta Environment and Resources Authority, the responsible Local Council was informed and an immediate clean up action of the area followed.

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Do cliffs need doors?

submitted by St Margaret College secondary school Verdala : Maya Nussbaum  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

Recently three big wooden doors were spotted on Rdum ta’ Horrieqa close to the Panorama Road of Dingli Cliffs. Dingli Cliffs are an impressive sight for all visitors; they are 253 meters above sea level facing North Africa. These cliffs offer a unique natural environment with evergreen Maltese Rock-Centaury and many other endemic wild plant species growing. Walking along these majestic cliffs brings one in touch with the beauty and wonders of nature throughout the whole year. So apart from the fact that dumping waste on cliffs and countryside is illegal, these three big wooden doors are an eyesore to the countryside. On contacting the Dingli Local Council we were told that though they offer free service pick up of waste, irresponsible people still prefer to dump their waste in this area. The Local Council promised an immediate clean up action and regular monitoring of the area.

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REALLY!?! It would only have taken another step…let us take a step towards a better world!

submitted by St Benedict College Middle School Kirkop : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended



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BEE positive…BEE proactive…BEE the change

submitted by St Benedict College Middle School Kirkop : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

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Almost made it…

submitted by St Benedict College Middle School Kirkop : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

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