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2nd Place Wrigley – Photo 11-14yrs: Suicide Tree

submitted by St. Clare's College Girls' Secondary Pembroke : Janice Bugeja, Mariah Attard  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Under the shade of a tree, a lovely place for a picnic, to relax and enjoy some peace and tranquility. Not under this tree. The undergrowth is seen to be covered with all sorts of litter, the most prominent being plastic bottles which will continue to exist for several years before degrading. They also pose a threat to small wildlife creatures which get trapped in them. Close examination of the litter reveals syringes used for drug abuse making the ground even more dangerous to consider threading on. The photo was taken at St James Ditch Floriana, not far from the road leading to Auberge de Castille, from where hundreds of people pass every day. We appeal to the authorities to have the place cleaned up from this dangerous litter. In the meantime our hearts go out to those who have fallen victim to this abuse !



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3rd Place Wrigley – Photo 11-14yrs: Batterona Campaign?

submitted by Gozo College Boys' Secondary Victoria : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Unfortunately car batteries like this are not so rare in our countryside. Apart from being unsightly, the acid in the battery that seeps in the soil damages our environment for many years to come. Not an activity that should be encouraged obviously. These car batteries should be properly disposed of. Perhaps together with the Batterina Campaign there should also be a Batterona Campaign??



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1st Place Wrigley – Photo 15-18yrs: So Goatilicious !

submitted by St.Nicholas College Rabat GSS : Maria Bella Muscat, Yanika Micallef  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Photos

This is Wiġi tal-Beżuża tending his sheep and goats at Dingli . His trade has been passed from one generation to the next. Rearing livestock used to involve the whole family. Long ago, when the herd was bigger, women made traditional cheeslets from goats’ milk called ġbejniet and they also sheared their wool. In December 2011, the National Statistics Office stated that the population of sheep decreased by 4.0 % and that of goats by 3.4 % when compared to the previous year. While foraging, one of Wigi’s goats chewed on a discarded plastic bag. Our carelessness is affecting our environment. If we act more responsibly such realities could be avoided. Indeed, we should appreciate our cultural and environmental heritage more. The next time you are enjoying a picnic in the countryside please do dispose wisely of that plastic bag, the outcomes may be greater than you could imagine!



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2nd Place Wrigley – Photo 15-18yrs: Shame, Shame, Shame!

submitted by St Michael School St Venera : Karl Buhagiar  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Photos

Dumping in 2013! Irresponsible, shameful and degrading! We cannot enjoy our beautiful islands without witnessing horrendous acts like the one above. Bulk refuse service, which is provided free of charge, is surely the civilised way to deal with undesired junk. Instead, a few mad hatters opt to pollute scenic landscapes away from public scrutiny. Education and effective policing are our best hope to reverse this persistent trend. I hope we restore our shores to their original state and let families and tourist alike enjoy our unrivalled coastline.



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1st Place Wrigley – Video 11-14yrs: A Constant Fight – Litter in Malta

submitted by St Edward's College Vittoriosa : Luigi Dimech  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, School Assembly, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Video Clips

This video uses footage shot all over the Maltese islands. It discusses litter, found everywhere, how it ruins the islands’ beauty, how it can harm animals and what we can do to minimize this problem.

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