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Help Reduce Plastic Waste!

submitted by Gzira St. Monica School : Martina Zammit  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition + Special Assembly, other, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

St. Monica School Gzira has joined the Litter Less Campaign, and to help reduce plastic bottles at school, YRE members sold reusable plastic bottles at a very cheap price, which can be filled using the water dispenser at the school. It all started when people noticed that lots of children were bringing new plastic bottles every day, and sometimes not even recycling them properly. Another initiative that the school has taken is to encourage students to bring their lunches in reusable boxes, instead of plastic bags. If every student in the school follows this advice, the school would have saved up to 100,000 plastic bags in a whole scholastic year. This goes to show that small actions can make a huge difference. To help reduce plastic waste, each one of us needs to take action, and find ways how the use of plastic can be reduced in our everyday life.

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Assorted Nurdles

submitted by Gzira St. Monica School : Amy Carole Spiteri Staines, Nicole Spiteri Staines  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition + Special Assembly, newspaper, other, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

Nurdles are small plastic pellets which are used to make nearly all our plastic products, but many end up washing up on our shores. Marine life is severely threatened by these small pieces of plastic. The creatures that make up the base of the marine food chain, such as krill, are prematurely dying by choking on nurdles.



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Fishing in the sand

submitted by Sacred Heart Senior school : Keira Sciberras  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, Social Media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

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Plastic Noodles and Nurdles

submitted by Gzira St. Monica School : Amy Carole Spiteri Staines, Nicole Spiteri Staines  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition + Special Assembly, newspaper, other, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Participation

Definitely NOT food for fish! Plastics leach toxic chemicals, and also attract and accumulate other toxins. These toxic chemicals end up in our bodies through the food chain, causing various health problems such as cancer.



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Do you really need me?

submitted by Gzira St. Monica School : Amy Carole Spiteri Staines, Nicole Spiteri Staines  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition + Special Assembly, newspaper, other, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

5 minutes of use versus 500 years of decomposition. Is it worth it? We do not really need to use straws, and if we do, we should ask for paper straws, or take our own bamboo or metal straws.



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