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A day at Pembroke’s national park

submitted by St. Ignatius College Middle School : Shania Pisani  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media, website
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A new kind of Eyesore

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Mara Spiteri  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine,school media,other,EkoSkola Noticeboard, EkoSkola blog
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Organic waste collection in Gozo started in September 2016. The general public was provided with leaflets explaining how, what and when to dispose of their waste besides door to door explanation. Unfortunately, it is clear that not all are complying. Black garbage bags are being taken out even on days when these are not collected and as a result heaps of rubbish bags pile up. On contacting a local council it was explained that though signs and stickers are being used, it seems to be to no avail. Maybe is it time for fines for repeated offenders?



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Gnejna Bay Reveals Sea Bank Rubbish

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Merton Pace, Bjorn Vassallo  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine,website,other,School Exhibition
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Recently strong winds hit the Maltese islands ending up covering the beautiful sandy beach of Gnejna Bay with brown algae. The sea current waves also brought afloat all the sea bank litter and waste. Such a scene unveils the unclean situation of our local sea bank. Waste and litter at the sea bottom can form a cluster or algal bloom resulting in contaminated sea bottom habitats and the suffocation of local living corals and fish, reducing them in numbers. Sea bottom waste and litter will also affect the human consumption as living fish and shellfish in the area get infected. On Gnejna Bay one can see all sorts of litter and waste: plastic bottles, plastic bags, ropes and even old fishing lures which can easily be consumed by marine animals especially by local sea turtles leading to their death. Immediate clean up action is needed by local authorities.



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Bright Future Ahead

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Maia Camilleri  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine,school media,other,EkoSkola Noticeboard, EkoSkola blog
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Children are the future of our planet so they need to be adequately prepared for the future they will inherit. Developing a sense of respect and caring for the natural environment during their first few years of life is crucial. Everyone can do simple things to make a difference and little by little, a little becomes a lot.



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Missing the Target

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Kyle Magro  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine,website,other,Exhibition
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Along the promenade of Birzebbuga town are four big bring-in sites, very often ignored by residents who leave their garbage outside the containers. In Malta bring-in sites were introduced by WasteServ in 2002 encouraging people to deposit recyclable material in the appropriate containers. This was surely a step forward towards a more sustainable waste management campaign. The bring-in sites of Birzebbuga promenade are very clearly labelled: blue for plastic, white for paper, brown for glass and black for metal respectively. Collected recyclable material from these bring-in sites is separated and taken to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) at Sant’ Antnin Waste Treatment Plant. The EU Science for Environment Policy states that not depositing the garbage in their proper container is a type of land pollution causing several bacterial diseases leading to serious health consequences to residents. Birzebbuga Local Council was contacted for immediate action and control of the situation.



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