Be Drastic Cut Plastic

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : EcoSchools Committee  for 11-14
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media, website
Proof of dissemination: Click to view
Dissemination description: Article displayed on EcoSchools noticeboard, uploaded on Gozo News website, school website, EcoSchool blog, campaign and posters mentioned during local TV programme, poster displayed in various shops in Gozo and Malta and will be published in annual publication of school magazine.
sustainable development goal(s): clean water and sanitation, life below water, life on land, responsible consumption and production
filed under Articles
awarded: 3rd place Litter less campaign, Finalist, WasteServ Award

Plastics are inexpensive and long-lasting, and as a result levels of plastic production by humans are high. However, the chemical structure of most plastics makes them resistant to many natural processes of degradation meaning they take long to degrade, if ever. Together, these two factors have led to an excessive amount of plastic pollution in the environment. All of this stirred in the students an urge to bring single use plastic to a halt. In an effort to reduce the adverse effects of plastic in the natural environment the students came up with their Be Drastic Cut Plastic Campaign. Through their campaign they are now encouraging people to reduce their use of plastic bags – by giving out mesh bags.

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