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Malta’s Waste Problem…. A Solution at Hand?

submitted by St Edward's College : Liu Jince (Tyler)  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school magazine, school media, Social Media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

In this article, I explore Malta’s waste problem, namely that generated from plastic, packaging etc… I also discuss various solutions that already exist through out the world and how these can easily be implemented in Malta. I also encourage stricter laws.

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Bamboo for you!

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Aimee` Vassallo  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Made into a leaflet and distributed to people we found in the Rabat square., other, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

In this article, I point our the large amount of plastic waste that we produce and how this effects marine life in a negative way. I also discuss different options like bamboo straws that might be a good alternative.

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Three turtles released back into the sea. What is their story?

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Andrea Ciappara  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Made into a leaflet and distributed to people we found in the Rabat square., other, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

The article was written after we attended one of the turtle release events organized by Nature trust. I describe the story behind the turtles in question and how our irresponsible behavior cause terrible injures to these turtles who had to pass through a period of rehabilitation before getting released back into the wild. The injuries caused were due to our fishing practices and waste dumped. It was a very emotional experience for all of us.

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Snap shot from the future. We just love our waste!!

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Eco-schools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Notice board in our school which was also displayed during the Science Week., other, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

The image shown in the photo was built with all the waste that we found during a beach clean up, including the two dolls in the middle. This shows our love and addition for the plastic and other waste that is surrounding and suffocating us without us even realizing it.

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No one is responsible and the ghost gets the blame.

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Eco-schools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Notice board in our school which was also displayed during the Science Week., other, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

This photo was taken on a sandy beach during a clean up event. This pile of discarded fishing gear can kill a lot of sea creatures since they get tangled in them or swallow them and die. No one is responsible for these nets since they do not have a known owner and are call Ghost nets with cause what is known as Ghost fishing.

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