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Waste

submitted by GOZO COLLEGE ZEBBUG PRIMARY : Daniela Zammit  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Waste is unwanted material. However, if we recycle this unwanted material we make Malta’s and Gozo’s environment look better. There are several ways how one can recycle unwanted material. For example the grey bag, and the bring-in-sites. They grey bags are collected door-to-door, and the bring-in sites are found in every town. Recyclable materials include paper, metal, glass and plastic, which are taken to Sant’ Antnin Waste Treatment Plant. The waste generated from homes in the black bags, are collected door-to-door and are taken to Sant’ Antnin Waste Treatment Plant. Another type of waste is the organic, which originate from plants and animals. This can produce compost in the long run. Civic Amenity Sites are there for bulky waste such as tyres and fridges. There are five civic amenity sites in Malta and Gozo. By recycling, we are improving Malta by having a better environment and a better lifestyle.



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The 3 R’s

submitted by GOZO COLLEGE ZEBBUG PRIMARY : Angelique Portelli  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Waste, and how we choose to handle it, affects our world’s environment. The environment is everything around you including the air, water, land, plants, and man-made things. You need a healthy environment for your own health and happiness. Effective waste management is very important to everyone. The waste we create has to be carefully controlled. This should be done to make sure that it does not harm the environment and our health. Waste is anything we throw away or get rid of, that doesn’t get used. We should learn to practice the three R’s of waste management: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.



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Waste in our village

submitted by GOZO COLLEGE ZEBBUG PRIMARY : Ylenia Marie Xerri  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

While I was walking around my village I saw a lot of litter and waste. I saw a lot of plastic bottles mixed with unusable stones. Some people are harming the environment because they are lazy to go and throw rubbish in the bins. Along my walk I saw a rusted tank. This tank is very dangerous because people and cars can have an accident. This tank can be recycled into different things. When we do recycling we help to keep our earth healthy and green. When we throw litter out in the street we increase pollution and we have a bad image of our village.



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Rubbish around Żebbuġ countryside

submitted by GOZO COLLEGE ZEBBUG PRIMARY : Gabriella Mallia  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Some people instead of throwing the rubbish in the bins or skips, throw rubbish in the countryside. Instead asking for the free bulky refuse service for old mattresses, sofas, car parts, they throw them beside the skips or in a valley. If we throw plastic in the sea we can kill a lot of fish, birds and turtles. The rubbish makes bad smell and bring a lot of insects like flies and mosquitoes. The rubbish can hurt animals like dogs and cats because when they try to eat from the cans their mouth can get stuck in it. To have a beautiful countryside people have to stop throwing rubbish in it and learn to recycle more. Waste can bring disease to people and animals. If people throw the waste in the countryside they will be polluting our fields. It isn’t a nice thing to see waste in our countryside.



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Let’s make a difference

submitted by GOZO COLLEGE ZEBBUG PRIMARY : Joshua Zammit  for 7-10
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Let us make a difference to protect our environment and keep it clean. Battery bins for small batteries are found in various places. Valuable metals like cobalt, nickel and silver are recovered from batteries. The Local Council provides the Bulky Refuse service which is offered free of charge to the general public. Bring-in Sites on our island consist of four containers: Blue – plastic, White – paper, Brown – glass, Black – metal. Please separate waste at home by using the grey or black bags. At school we separate waste: plastic, paper, batteries and ink-cartridges. The EkoSkola committee in our school help us to be more aware of our environment. It is a pity that although we have lots of information about recycling there are still people who throw their waste in the countryside. Reduce, reuse and recycle. Much energy can be saved by recycling than by manufacturing new items.



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