Commended

Flowing spring and water puddles

submitted by St. Francis Primary Cospicua : Samuel Ellul  for 7-10
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, school board, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

In Paola, a block of apartments was built next to a reservoir. Every time it rains, the lower levels of the building are flooded as rain water seeps through the rocks. A water pump is used to pump out water directly into the street, creating a hazard for passing cars and pedestrians. This waste of rain water could have been prevented with some planning before the building was made. The nearby outlets of the reservoir could have been cleaned and connected to the building’s waterworks system for water provision of the block of apartments.



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Valletta Local Council Elections – Is Waste Separation a Priority?

submitted by St Albert the Great College Valletta : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

The article describes the initiatives being proposed by two candidates running for the Valletta local council elections. Each candidate discusses their view of waste separation by the residents of the city, describes activities they have organised to raise awareness about this issue and states the changes they would implement if they were elected as mayor.



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Blue Driftwood

submitted by St Albert the Great College Valletta : Matthias Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): Eco School Noticeboard, other, school media, website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

This photograph taken in Rdum Majjiesa, Mellieha shows the amount and type of waste that is being washed to our shores. The rocky bay where the photograph was taken is somewhat difficult to access, and would be pristine were it not for the plastic waste being washed ashore.



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Trapped Waste

submitted by St. Albert the Great College : Leon Bartolo  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

This image shows waste trapped in culverts, which eventually will lead to blockage.



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Where’s the trash?

submitted by St. Albert the Great College : Jean Carm Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

This trash bin has fallen over, hence making it less encouraging for people to make use of it.



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Wrong Target

submitted by St. Albert the Great College : Miguel Camilleri  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

This image shows a cigarette packet being thrown on the floor, instead of a near by bin.



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Trash behind bars

submitted by St. Albert the Great College : Jean Carm Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

This image shows litter being thrown away in an abandoned place.



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How can the EU help the poor

submitted by Kirkop secondary school : Joy Baldacchino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

This article investigates the waste of resources and finances involved in the traveling of MEPs between Strasbourg and Brussels and how this money can be channelled to help the poor.



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A Plastic Graveyard is what it’s gonna be! Remember there is no planet B!

submitted by Kirkop secondary school : Leona Agius  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

Plastic that has been collected from the sea and a shell n’ rock recycling symbol. In other words, recycle plastic, don’t throw it in the sea. As a solution to what we are seeing in the photo, Australians found a very interesting way to save water from plastic pollution. It consists of a net (not the one shown on the photo) placed on the outlet of a drainage pipe that helps to capture plastic and keep the environment protected from contamination. The city authorities started by installing two nets and were surprised by the result, as their new filtration system managed to catch over 800 pounds of garbage within some weeks. The nets costed approximately 10,000 dollars each, but the new filtration system proves that small things matter. Focusing on them can have a significant and positive impact on our environment and humanity in general.



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Unintentional Waste becomes intentional!

submitted by Gzira St. Monica School : Keira Gauci, Martina Busuttil  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Exhibition + Special Assembly, newspaper, other, school media
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Commended

Unintentional waste carried by wind on windy days shows how much litter is lying around. Wind uncovers the truth about litter….let’s change the truth!



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