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Was I supposed to catch this?

submitted by Maria Regina College Middle School Naxxar : Ella Attard  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

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Waste – What a Disgrace!

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Matthew Baldacchino  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): College Social Media, other, school media, school noticeboard, Story Jumper eBook, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the harm plastic is causing the environment. Possible solutions are to educate people when using plastic and to not dispose of it in the wrong place. Instead of buying plastic bottles we can use glass bottles. Once we are ready from washing liquid, instead of buying new ones we can refill big bottles.

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Do you Want the World to be a Better Place?

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Jan Fenech  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): College Social Media, other, school media, school noticeboard, Story Jumper eBook, website
filed under reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

It takes 500 – 1000 years for plastic to degrade. The most common types of litter found on beaches are all made from plastic. But the question is: how are we going to stop this?

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Litter less in Mellieha

submitted by Mellieha Primary : Connor Zerafa  for 7-10
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

This year, Mellieħa’s EkoSkola members chose the slogan ‘Litter less in Mellieħa’ as part of their litterless campaign and yremalta project. After doing an environmental review at school to check if waste is being separated in each and every room, it was time to check the litter situation around the school’s outskirts.

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Plastic Litter, Sea Water Temperature and pH: What is the link?

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, GLOBE website, Gozo news website, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

Marine litter originates from many sources and causes a wide range of environmental, economic, safety, health and cultural impacts. For example, marine litter can cause harm to sea life if ingested or even death if a marine mammal becomes entangled in litter (PEW, 2018). But there other consequences as a result of all this litter ending up in the oceans and seas. Does plastic affect sea water conditions? This study investigated the effects of marine litter, especially plastic, on sea water. Following an outdoor classroom activity held at Ħondoq Bay (Figure 1), a small sandy beach in the South East of Gozo, the students decided to investigate the effects of plastic litter on sea water temperature and sea water pH levels.

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