1st place international

Refocus and reduce….No to Junk Mail!

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Eco-schools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-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: 1st place international, 1st place Litter less Campaign

We wrote this article to spread the word about the worrying data we collected about the local Junk Mail situation during our Litter-Less research. We managed to enroll 9 families in our school community and they agreed to keep the junk mail they received over a period of two months. We then weighed that mail and calculated the amount the families would have collected over a year. We also estimated how much junk mail would have been collected if we had to multiply the results to the number of dwellings in Malta. Moreover we estimated the number of trees that would have to be cut down to create all that paper that will end up as Junk Mail. The results we obtained were mind blowing and all this after the massive ‘Sort it out’ campaign. Are we really sorting it out?

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