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Filthy Water Reservoir

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Deacon Cauchi, Daniel Schembri  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine,other,Displays at school
filed under Photos Reporting photo

Along bypass road in the direction towards Zejtun, a big water reservoir is contaminated by illegally dumped waste and grassy mosses. Heavy dump waste like bed mattresses, plastic and paper waste, broken glass and other illegal waste are continuously being thrown into this reservoir. In addition, the water reservoir has various cracks and each time it rains, the collected water drains out resulting in the loss of many gallons of water which could alternatively easily be used to irrigate the nearby fields. The vegetation and crops which grow in such fields continuously risk serious contamination due to the filthy water collected in this reservoir. Zejtun Local Council and the Malta Water Works were contacted to restore and clean up this water reservoir but the latter does not fall under their responsibility. Therefore, we recall on the private holder of this reservoir for immediate clean up and restoration of the reservoir.

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Less litter the better

submitted by St. Benedict Middle School : Katia Bugeja  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Photos Reporting photo

Please Do not put your cigarette butts on the ground. The fish crawl out at night to smoke them and we are trying to get them to quit.

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Less litter the better

submitted by St. Benedict Middle School : Katia Bugeja  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Photos Reporting photo

PITCH IN! Put trash in its place.

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Less litter the better

submitted by St. Benedict Middle School : Katia Bugeja  for 11-14
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Photos Reporting photo

The Earth is not your dumpster. Don’t be a Litterbug.

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Dumping zones – an eye sore

submitted by St Margaret College Secondary School Verdala Cospicua : Ismael Magro  for 15-18
campaign: YRE Entry
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine,other,School Exhibition
filed under Photos Reporting photo

No one can miss the heavy waste dump found in the area between Bulebel industrial area and bypass road when heading towards Zejtun. This area continuously suffers from contaminated heavy dump waste including television sets, broken glass, plastic and paper waste plus all sorts of other waste. Dumping waste is illegal not to mention an eye sore to the countryside. Moreover, it is detrimental to nearby fields, water resources and human health. The chemicals and non-biodegradable materials in the waste can affect the physical environment and the waterways by contaminating groundwater and soil. In this area, the illegal dumping of waste has become a huge environmental problem over the past years. Zejtun Local Council and the Malta Industrial Parks were contacted to clean up this illegal dump waste but this area does not fall under their responsibility. Therefore, we recall for an immediate clean up action by the responsible agency.

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