Litter Less Campaign Criteria

The Litter Less Campaign is a joint initiative of the Wrigley Company Foundation and FEE. Litterless Phase IV came to an end in the scholastic year 2020 – 2021

During the period October – December 2021, Malta participated in the mini litterless campaign, where schools from around the world embarked on 10 days of actions aimed at reducing litter.


# To raise awareness of the effect of litter and waste on the local environment and wider community by implementing Community Action Days

# To increase student knowledge and practical skills in preventing and managing litter and waste

# To improve students’ behaviour in preventing and managing litter and waste

# To report on issues related to local litter and waste treatment and solutions through articles, photographs and videos

# To influence others by communicating with others through multimedia and other channels

# To collaborate with other schools in order to disseminate good examples

Litter is a great theme to start working on environmental issues with students. It is visible and it is easy to see the improvements. Through the YRE programme, the Litter Less Campaign aims to find and then report solutions through articles, photographs and videos.


The Litter Less Campaign for the YRE programme mainly focuses on the production of a journalistic piece (article, photograph, or video report).

Participants of the Litter Less Campaign investigate a local litter issue, for example the effect on local wildlife or human health, the packaging most often discarded by people, etc. Journalistic production in the form of articles, photographic reportage, or video clips must be produced. The production must include suggestions for solutions on minimising litter.

YRE students or student groups share their investigations by posting articles, photographs and videos about them through the YRE network. Students are also encouraged to disseminate their work in other ways, for example via print, broadcast or social media.