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Single-Use Plastic Bomb Waste

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

Plastic bomb waste. In the photo above, you can see a plastic bag, plastic bottle and plastic straw. All these items are single-use plastic while on the other side you can see a cloth bag, glass cup, metal straw, metal fork and glass bottle. All these are not plastic! Examples of plastic include: plastic forks and knives, plastic bags, plastic coffee cup lids, plastic bottles, Styrofoam and of course, plastic straws. As Mr Borg, Assistant Head of Dingli Primary School said: “We encourage children in our school to use reusable cups and containers for their lunch”. I agree with him because there are some children who use single-use plastic.

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Save Animals by Saying No

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

Have you seen this amount of plastic overflowing in a skip? Did you know that to produce 14 plastic bags it takes the equivalent amount of the fuel required to drive one mile? This picture was taken in Mrieħel next to some shops. Action could have been taken by reducing packaging and saying “no” to single-use plastic. As a student at Dingli Primary School, I am aware that lots of action is being taken by the school to reduce plastic waste.

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Plastic – Friend or Foe ?

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Jayden Chircop  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 in the spotlight, as more and more people opt to reduce them. Places around the world like the U.K., Taiwan, Seattle, San Francisco, Montreal and Vancouver, are joining the plastic free movement. I believe that Malta should take part in this campaign. This means reducing straws, cotton swabs and/or plastic bags. When I asked Ms. Anne Camilleri the Assistant Principal who is also part of the EkoSkola Committee, she told me: “The school is encouraging students to get a re-usable cup for their milk instead of using straws. The school shall guide students to introduce these good habits in their home”.

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Make Your Choice

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Michele Tonna  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

Do you still buy plastic bottles that are made of single-use plastic? Single-use plastic is plastic that we use once and then throw away. It is also really bad for the environment because if we throw it on the beach, sea animals might think its food. If someone offers you two bottles, one made of single-use plastic and the other is reusable plastic, take the reusable one because if you take the single use you will drink the water and then throw away the bottle.

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End Single-Use Plastic

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Zoe Sciberras  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook page, noticeboard, other, school media, Story Jumper eBook, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Single-use plastics are plastics that are only used once and then thrown away. These usually include cups, plates, cutlery and straws. These single-use items are sold with plastic wrappers in many supermarkets.

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