11-14

Il-pesta tal-plastik

submitted by secondary school St Benedict College : Joseph Farrugia  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): + Local Council notice board, newspaper, other
filed under Articles
awarded: 3rd place Litter less campaign, Finalist

An investigation on the damage caused by plastic littering and the use of single use plastic, and what is being done to address the problem.



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A big hole in the ground

submitted by secondary school St Benedict College : Jeremie Zammit Young  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, social media and public notice board
filed under Articles
awarded: Best Entry, Finalist, YREstayshome

The effect of quarries on the local community and the natural environment.



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Food Waste in the Household

submitted by Sliema St Joseph Senior School : Emma Manicaro  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Best YREstayshome Award, HSBC Award, YREstayshome

This article discusses food waste in the household, with special attention to how this issue was present during the Covid-19 pandemic. It also offers solutions as to what can be done for the situation to improve.



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SUP- Stop Using Plastic Bags

submitted by St. Thomas More College Secondary School Zejtun : Aidan Jo Desira, Christine Desira, Daniel Attard, Jodie Sultana, Katrina Abela, Kelly Bor, Leanne Cassar, Nick Muscat, Sera Bonanno, Vanni Caruana, Zoe Zammit  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): assembly, blogs, Facebook, Instagram, notice board, other, school magazine, school media, streets, tv, website
filed under Articles
awarded: 1st place Litter less Campaign, Finalist

This article is about a campaign held by a group of students from St. Thomas Moore Secondary School Zejtun about the use of single-use plastic bags. It describes the process done during the campaign but also discusses the results obtained from two surveys conducted. The camapign proved to be very successful as the students managed to adopt seven injured turtles as well.



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Plastic Litter, Sea Water Temperature and pH: What is the link?

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EkoSkola Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): EkoSkola blog, Ekoskola noticeboard, GLOBE website, Gozo news website, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: 2nd place Litter less Campaign, Finalist

Marine litter originates from many sources and causes a wide range of environmental, economic, safety, health and cultural impacts. For example, marine litter can cause harm to sea life if ingested or even death if a marine mammal becomes entangled in litter (PEW, 2018). But there other consequences as a result of all this litter ending up in the oceans and seas. Does plastic affect sea water conditions? This study investigated the effects of marine litter, especially plastic, on sea water. Following an outdoor classroom activity held at ─Žondoq Bay (Figure 1), a small sandy beach in the South East of Gozo, the students decided to investigate the effects of plastic litter on sea water temperature and sea water pH levels.



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