11-14

How much paper can be made from a tree?

submitted by St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School Paola : Keyne Anne Mascari  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Articles

We need to know that for us to create paper, we are bound to use a lot of trees: • 1 ton of uncoated virgin (non-recycled) printing and office paper uses 24 trees. • 1 ton of 100% virgin (non-recycled) newsprint uses 12 trees. • A “pallet” of copier paper contains 40 cartons and weighs 1 ton. • 1 carton (10 reams) of 100% virgin copier paper uses 6 trees. • 1 tree makes 16.67 reams of copy paper or 8,333.3 sheets. • 1 ream (500 sheets) uses 6% of a tree. • 1 ton of coated, higher-end virgin magazine paper uses a little more than 15 trees. • 1 ton of coated, lower-end virgin magazine paper (used for news magazines and most catalogues) uses nearly 8 trees.



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But Why?

submitted by St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School Paola : Tatiana Vella  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Articles

Why is this happening? Why are you doing this? Why do we have to live in this rubbish? Please stop or else the world will become a garbage can. Be part of the solution, not the pollution.



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A cleaner environment

submitted by St Joseph Mater Boni Consilii School Paola : Kezia Cassar  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school magazine
filed under Articles

It is definitely important to keep the environment clean since our environment is a place where humans, as well as plants and animals, live. It is necessary to keep our planet Earth clean because we need to get fresh air, like in terms of strong trees. Pollution can be reduced in terms of walking instead of using the proper car, the use of electric cars, car pooling, etc. An unclean environment leads to a bad condition of a society, arrival of diseases and much more.



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Change wanted: dead or alive

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

Scattered litter from broken bins is turning our beaches and seas into a deadly trap – as all the litter is suffocating and taking over the environment.



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Sea view turned into debris view

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

Beaches are becoming landfills after storms – as the marine litter is exposed on land.



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LESS PLASTIC ….. MORE MARINE LIFE

submitted by St. Nicholas College Rabat MIddle School : Lisa Aquilina  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Made into posters and set up on a notice board at school, other, school media, website
filed under Articles

A quick trip to Gnejna Bay to reveal the tragic reality of our dependence on plastic. Nowadays, plastic is used all the time but the effect this plastic leaves on the Marine life is worrying. Plastic not only does not biodegrade but it also breaks down to a more dangerous and smaller form, the micro-plastic, which ends up entering the food chain. We need to act now! No matter how small the change we make, it would already make a difference. But we need to change now!!



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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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Litter in Compost

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: Finalist

This image shows litter put in flower pots instead of being discarded properly.



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