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It’s just a straw!

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

One of the most common uses of plastic in our world today is disposable straws. Although plastic straws can be recycled, their small size makes them easily missed in the recycling process. If the disposable straw is not recycled properly, it can find its way back into our environment where it poses many threats. There is a simple switch we can all make, reusable straws. Reusable straws can help reduce the amount of plastic we leave behind, making our world a better place.

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Beyond expiry date

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

During a clean-up event, students found a chocolate bar wrapper that was 5 years old, which meant it had been thrown some 260 weeks ago. Disturbingly, the wrapper looked no more than a few days old. Packaging wrappers could potentially last hundreds, thousands or even millions of years without decomposing.

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The wonders of reusing

submitted by Mellieha Primary : Isaac Duca  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Throughout the years we have constantly been learning about the 3R’S, Reducing, Rcycling and Reusing. Finally, as an EkoSkola Member at Mellieha Primary School, I came to terms with the true meaning of reusing through a project that we are doing for the school yard. Practically, pallets and used tyres are being used to create benches and stools for the designated reading are in the school yard.

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What have we done to our Planet Earth ?

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

Single-use plastic is one of the worst plastics you can use, because when you use it, you never use it again – you just throw it in the trash bin and nobody really cares. The thing is that only 7% of bottles are actually recycled. We shouldn’t us single-use plastic at all. This picture foucuses on single-use plastic. Most of the things shown can be found at home such as laundry detergents, cans, paper ect. I found all these things in an alley close to Dingli Primary School.

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The No-Plastic Ways

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

Have you been throwing plastic bags in the countryside? I don’t think that is very nice, so please stop this act of using single-use plastic. Single-use plastic is a type of plastic that is only used once and thrown away. Examples of single-use plastic are straws, plastic bottles, plastic bags, micro beads and Styrofoam. When they are thrown away, only about 7% is recycled. The rest is thrown in the seas. In the Pacific Ocean, there are currents that throw the plastic into certain places. These are called plastic soups and they look like actual land though they are right above the surface of the sea.

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