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2029 – Trashcastles by the beach

submitted by Maria Regina College Middle School Naxxar : Yasmine Chetcuti  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Statistics show that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. The reality is that we are already drowning in rubbish and if we don’t do something, the situation can and will get much worse. We won’t even be able to have a relaxing day at the beach without seeing all kinds of litter such as plastic bags, cigarette butts, takeaway boxes and microplastic. So next time you’re going for a swim, do your part to help the planet.

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Why?

submitted by Maria Regina College Middle School Naxxar : Elisa Debono and Jose Azzopardi  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

These are some micro-plastics found on the beach. Many scientists are saying that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the sea than fish, and that is unfortunatley true. Due to the food chain, these micro-plastics are also finding ways into our bodies. The fish eat the plastic and we eat the fish. We need to take action immediately! A simple way of avoiding this is by recycling and using reusable items instead of straws, plastic bags and so many more. Always remember: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!

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Can’t make fish sticks out of plastics !

submitted by St.Thomas More College Secondary School Santa Lucija : Marija Blanche Bugeja  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, School Facebook Page, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

There’s plenty of fish in the sea……… or is it plastic?

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Trees in Malta – Stop uprooting and chopping of trees

submitted by St. Augustine College : Jake Falzon  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

The senseless destruction of the environment in the name of development is a growing problem which needs to be addressed before it’s too late. Hundreds of trees all over Malta are being uprooted so the need to take action now is felt stronger than ever. You are urged to join in participating in direct actions aimed at finally stopping trees from being cut down.

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Sustainable fishing in Malta

submitted by St. Augustine College : Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry

Fish is a popular food in Malta. It is an important part of our diet and culture. Fresh and frozen fish is sold in markets, fish shops and supermarkets. But how sustainable are our practices? This article discusses current local practices such as fish quotas and work carried out by the NGO fish4tomorrow. It also investigates awareness of the general public and availability of msc labelled fish products and puts forward a number of suggestions.

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