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Stop dumping waste!

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I went around Zabbar and I found an area called “Sqaq Burzett” which was full of rubbish. I think that we should stop dumping waste. First of all it’s illegal and the second thing is that waste brings many illnesses. As you can see in this image a lot of waste has been thrown in a field. Materials dumped include plastic bags, pipes and a lot of other things. Although there is a sign that says “Don’t Litter Here” many people still throw waste. In my opinion a better environment is created when we can live in an environment free from waste. With a clean environment we could prevent illnesses. I hope that we will change our attitude so that our environment is kept in a better state!



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Our natural coastline at risk!

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The Maltese coastline is an attraction for tourists and locals, but we have to take care of it because its natural aspects can be easily lost. This photo of Mellieha bay that I took recently shows that the buildings are very close to the sea. The sea water in this part is not so frequented by people because of the garages, which are causing an eye-sore. When buildings are being built sea water gets dirty and so does not remain inviting for swimming because of the dust blowing onto the surface. The natural environment is almost non existent in this part of Mellieha. Ghadira or Mellieha bay is a focal point for both tourists and locals. It is a pity that on this side of the bay we have lost our natural environment. I hope that in the future the last natural remnants of coastline are safeguarded from further development.



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I am saving you

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Cars have become widely used but are we aware of their negative contribution to the environment? Do people think of these effects before starting their private car? Amongst other things cars produce carbon dioxide gas. This gas is a greenhouse gas which means that it contributes to the greenhouse effect. Recently greener cars are being manufactured and sold on the market. Amongst other things these manufacturers are trying to decrease the amounts of carbon dioxide produced but are these cars affordable for the public? On the other hand trees uses up the carbon dioxide produced by the cars in the photosynthesis reaction to produce oxygen. This is a vital reaction for these trees to survive and important for us due to the release of oxygen which is needed for us to respire. If the tree could talk it would say, “I’m saving you. Think twice before chopping me off!” But is there anything we could do? I think that first; every one of us needs to respect more the environment around us. If this could be achieved we will live in a healthier environment. The environment around us is vitally important so let us not destroy it ourselves.



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Hell and a blue Heaven, only a fence in between

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One would probably first think that it is situated in an undeveloped country where the citizens are in a poor state of living and sleep the night outside. It would be only from the climate that a man would realize that this country is Malta. I definitely cannot accept the fact that a country that served as a host to many invaders and played a very important role in history should be treated like this. What excuse will we use to cover these shameful actions of us in front of tourists if they see this place? That we are so kind and eco-friendly that we leave food and water on the ground for the birds that pass by this island and that we are creating a new cozy leather luggage-home for the fauna that lost its natural habitat? Or should we say that leaving unwanted food packages outside is a normal type of advertising a product in Malta? This site’s local council and other green organizations have been trying to implement the cleaning of this local and react against this dirty environment. They have cleaned a large surface of land in these areas. But it is the general public who must cooperate with these firms so that these areas will be kept clean of any trash and other unpleasant material. We can clearly see the great contrast between the marvelous sea and the unnatural disgrace on land, only a low quickly structured stone fence in between. This makes me reflect and notice that it is only just a short period of time until all of Malta will be completely polluted by its own habitants! I wonder if the situation in the North African countries is the same during or just after their times of peril and disorder. Is it possible that the Maltese man will change his attitude towards his own environment until 2015, just four years away from now?



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Certainly not a mountain out of a molehill!

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In this article our aim was to investigate the negative effects that the Maghtab landfill has had on the residents as well as on the environment. We have also tried to make the reader concious of the need to recycle in order to reduce the amount of waste produced.

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