15-18

Who will pick it up?

submitted by ALP Paola : Hanibal Mamo  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under campaigning-photo Photos
awarded: Finalist

Remember when you throw your cigarette butts on the ground, that nobody will come to pick them up. They will end up in the sea.



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Every crack becomes a dustbin

submitted by ALP Paola : Thea Caruana  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

If you throw your rubbish in the sea every crack will become a dustbin



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The Local Councils – Are they a good helping hand when it comes to reducing waste?

submitted by St. Albert the Great College : Isaac Sam Camilleri  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): other, school noticeboard, school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Finalist

This article focuses on the input of the Local councils when it comes to waste separation and reduction. The 2 main local councils interviewed were the Birkirkara and the Valletta local council. From the information gathered in the interviews, some suggestions were also given to all local councils.



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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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EU Milk Scheme – A Contradictory Message for School Children

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

The eco-school committee and administration of a Maltese school have collectively decided that the school should opt out of a government scheme which, in their opinion, promotes unsustainable waste generation. The article describes the way in which the school tried to discuss this issue with the agencies concerned, and the actions it took when its suggestions were not take aboard.



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Agricultural Land Taken to Feed Cars Instead of People – New Fuel Station Seen Through its Security Fence Just Prior to its Inauguration.

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Elise, Muscat  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

This 3,000m2 service station is almost complete and ready for opening. It was constructed on an area designated as agriculturally important in Malta’s North West Local Plan and Outside of a Development Zone. As per the current Service Stations Policy, this Service Station should not have been permitted as it is less than 500 metres from an existing service station. With internal combustion engine vehicles being eliminated in less than 20 years, is the priority correct to build mega-fuel stations on good agricultural land? What happens when the need for fuel stations dwindles in the coming years…will the land be converted back to agricultural use?



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Pavement Fuel pumps in central Mosta. Car mirror reflection represents the backwards viewpoint of fuel stations as seen through the mirror of an all-electric car

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Elise, Muscat  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Finalist

The main road in Mosta has two fuel stations nestled amongst shops and terraced houses. The Government introduced a policy which encouraged existing stations such as these to relocate. From a safety perspective, this has benefits. However, the policy also permits them to be allocated prime agricultural land for the development of their new station, which goes against the normal planning policy. There are already fuel stations both to the west and south of Mosta, so making these stations redundant. However, the current station licensing policy means that these stations cannot be closed without enabling them to open up elsewhere.



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Developing a new service station on arable land with the rusting excavation equipment and security fence contrasting with the green land of the encroached field

submitted by G.F Abela Junior College : Elise, Muscat  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school media, website
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

The Mgarr Fuel Station is currently located in a vulnerable area and next to a children’s playground in the centre of the village. Their application to develop 2,406m2 of agricultural land was approved in 2011. Clearing of the land commenced but stopped soon afterwards, leaving a fenced area of part excavated land and rusting excavation equipment. This perfectly demonstrates the controversy of balancing the benefits of moving a fuel station away from a village core but at the cost of the loss of a significant amount of fertile land and placing an eyesore in a rural area.



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Recycling Computers

submitted by Cospicua. Senior Secondary School St. Margaret College Verdala : Aaliyah Bonello, Lara Agius  for 15-18
campaign: litter-less-campaign-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

Throughout the scholastic year, computers change once in a while. Questioning was done on what is happening to old computers. In some schools, computers are recycled and used in other subjects but what happens to the computers around Malta?



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Echoes from the Past

submitted by Cospicua. Senior Secondary School St. Margaret College Verdala : Shelseya Tanti  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Articles
awarded: Commended

On the 1st of October 2018, a group of former Royal Navy students and even teachers came to visit our school and the student Shelseya Tanti had the opportunity to meet them and interview them.



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