Participation

ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AROUND US

submitted by DINGLI PRIMARY : Nayessa Gauci  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): COLLEGE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

Littering can lead to soil, water and air pollution. It also leaves a bad impact on the environment because hazardous chemicals can leach out of the litter and pollute the soil and water nearby. Litter may be a threat to certain species, such as reptiles, and other small animals as they may become trapped in plastic bags and suffocate. We should be aware that there is life on land and that we need to keep these places clean and beautiful as we are ruining nature and the environment around us. It is a shame that we litter the environment that we need to live in!



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The Mediterranean Sea and our Environment

submitted by Immaculate Conception School St. Jeanne Antide College Tarxien : Eliza Gravino, Faith Formosa  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

This article aims to highlight the extent of plastic and other forms of pollution in the Mediterranean Sea, especially in Maltese waters and their effect of on marine life. It also offers simple suggestions that can be done by anyone to make our seas cleaner.



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The Ozone Layer

submitted by Immaculate Conception School St. Jeanne Antide College Tarxien : Kayleigh Marsh  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

The Ozone Layer This article aims to describe what causes the ozone layer hole to increase and the impact that this has on the natural environment. One of the causes is emissions coming from cars which are very significant on the Maltese islands. The article offers suggestions of changes in human beings’ life-style that would all contribute to a smaller ozone layer hole.



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The effect of tourism on Marsaxlokk

submitted by secondary school St Benedict College : Jake Stivala  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, several shops in the locality
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

An investigation into Marsaxlokk tourism.



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An interview with a member of the Bicycle Advocacy Group (BAG)

submitted by Sliema St Joseph Senior School : Edrienne Galea  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation

An interview was conducted with Mr Steve Zammit Lupi, a member of the Bicycle Advocacy Group, in order to get more information about bicycles and their presence in our country, as well as the benefits of switching to bicycles as a mode of transport.



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Help The Local Dog Park in Birzebbuga!

submitted by Gzira St Monica School : Adiel Caruana  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Participation



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Waste – What a Disgrace!

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

Unfortunately, most people are not aware of the harm plastic is causing the environment. Possible solutions are to educate people when using plastic and to not dispose of it in the wrong place. Instead of buying plastic bottles we can use glass bottles. Once we are ready from washing liquid, instead of buying new ones we can refill big bottles.



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What have we done to our Planet Earth ?

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Cassandra Mifsud  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 one of the worst plastics you can use, because when you use it, you never use it again – you just throw it in the trash bin and nobody really cares. The thing is that only 7% of bottles are actually recycled. We shouldn’t us single-use plastic at all. This picture foucuses on single-use plastic. Most of the things shown can be found at home such as laundry detergents, cans, paper ect. I found all these things in an alley close to Dingli Primary School.



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The No-Plastic Ways

submitted by SNC Dingli Primary School : Samuel Abela Medici  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

Have you been throwing plastic bags in the countryside? I don’t think that is very nice, so please stop this act of using single-use plastic. Single-use plastic is a type of plastic that is only used once and thrown away. Examples of single-use plastic are straws, plastic bottles, plastic bags, micro beads and Styrofoam. When they are thrown away, only about 7% is recycled. The rest is thrown in the seas. In the Pacific Ocean, there are currents that throw the plastic into certain places. These are called plastic soups and they look like actual land though they are right above the surface of the sea.



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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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