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Enjoying Natural Scenery

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Donalise Aquilina  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, Participation in School Photographic Competition & School Open Day, school media, website
filed under Photos

Photographing natural scenery is certainly one of my favourite pastimes. These photos show picturesque views of popular bays located in the Maltese islands, such as Għajn Tuffieħa. People are relaxing at the seaside with their families while enjoying the sea breeze and the beautiful sunset. As youths, we hope that this natural beauty remains intact for future generations.



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Safeguarding our Coastline and Marine Life

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Maria D'Amato  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, Participation in School Photographic Competition & School Open Day, school media, website
filed under Photos

These photographs were taken in the South of Malta, where one finds picturesque bays excellent for swimming. On the sandy beaches, one finds seaweed which is washed to shore through winds and sea currents. Unfortunately, amounts of seaweed at times accumulate on the beach. Moreover, the regular use of small boats in these areas is adversely affecting this natural marine environment. Some boat operators may deliberately or accidentally discharge oil, fuel or cleaning agents into the sea putting at risk the life of several marine animals. Given this scenario, action must urgently be taken to protect the coastline and marine life through regular beach cleaning and law enforcement.



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The Year 2463

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Joslyn Falzon  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, Participation in School Open Day, school media
filed under Photos

Just imagine for a moment, the year 2463. The plastic bottles shown in this photograph will finally cease to exist. Research shows that plastic material takes at least 450 years to decompose into the sea. This waste is certainly a threat to sea birds and several marine animals as some of them become entangled in it and die. Other creatures, in particular endangered sea turtles, mistake plastic bags for jelly fish. The ingestion of plastic material by these animals is often fatal as it blocks their intestines making them starve to death. Online research reveals that during an autopsy performed on a dead turtle scientists discovered 1,000 pieces of plastic in its stomach!! Public awareness should be increased urging people to reduce, re-use and recycle plastic waste. More litter and recycling bins should be placed on the beaches and people should be responsible and make proper use of them.



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Name and Shame

submitted by St.Benedict College Girls' Secondary School Tarxien : Joslyn Falzon  for 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Participation in School Open Day, school media
filed under Photos

These pictures were taken in the vicinity of the Marsa abattoir. The area is full of trash, used tyres and construction material waste. It’s a shame that in 2013 still exist irresponsible individuals who are illegally dumping waste material posing a threat to our health. Such littering and careless disposal of food items and refuse is certainly a main cause of rodent infestation. This dilapidated area should immediately be cleaned and embellished by the local authorities. Law enforcement should be strengthened and hefty fines should be imposed to deter littering. CCTV surveillance cameras should be installed to ensure that no further littering is made. People should be encouraged to use the bulky refuse service which is provided free of charge by most local councils. This service should be further promoted through the media, particularly television and social networks. As a young reporter, I urge the authorities to take immediate action!



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Littering in my Locality

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Rebecca Bonnici  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media
filed under Photos

I took this picture a few weeks ago. This litter was lying on the pavement near our garage and was left there for quite some time. Apart from being an eyesore to the people passing by, it is also very unhygienic. This litter could have been seen by tourists passing by, suggesting that the Maltese people couldn’t care less about the environment around them, which is not true. This littering could have easily been avoided as in my locality, very nearby, we have waste separation bins and the local council provides a bulky refuse pickup service.



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