Age Group: 15-18

YRE Winner – Article 15-18yrs: From iWant to E-waste, the Footprint of our Digital Age

submitted by G. F. Abela Junior College : Nicholas Zammit  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Google Blog, other
filed under Articles

This article deals with the topic of electronic waste, or e-waste, a significant problem in our increasingly digital society. E-waste is an invisible form of waste for many people, who do not realise the impact of throwing away electronic goods. The environmental consequences of improper disposal are extremely harmful due to the heavy elements contained within a product. Ways of solving this problem are being further developed, both at a local and EU level. However, the consumer is the key to reducing e-waste, as adjusting the rate of purchase of electronic goods to a slower pace would reduce this waste stream.



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Wrigley Winner – Article 15-18yrs: Cigarette Butts as Litter – Toxic as Well as Ugly

submitted by G F Abela Junior College Msida : Kimberly Galea  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, school-media
filed under Articles

Cigarette butts are a small but overseen harmful type of waste, which litter our streets and end up in waterways. The situation in Malta will be discussed. Initiatives done to address the issue will be investigated. Also, suggestions on what should be done on this issue.



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Articles 15-18 years Commended Entry – The Human Impact on a stretch of Coastline

submitted by St.Aloysius College Sixth Form : Farrugia, Jasmine  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): facebook groups, other, school-media
filed under Articles

On a small stretch of the Maltese coastline one unfortunately finds more human influence than natural environment. A case in point is the coastal area of Marsaxlokk Bay which currently harbours the following berthing facilities: Delimara Power Station, Malta Freeport, Oiltanking and others. In this article I analysed the human impact on the Ballut Marshland and the surrounding area done with the construction of the Power Station, the concrete wall face, the road and the breakwater. Thus further development in Marsaxlokk-Delimara will sure leave an impact on the environment.



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The Eco-School Committee at St. Albert the Great College

submitted by St.Albert the Great College : Jake Bartolo, Miguel Cauchi  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Facebook, other
filed under Articles

The Eco-School committee at St. Albert the Great College Valletta consists of fourteen students and two link teachers. The committee meets once a month, after school hours, to discuss ideas on how to improve the environment of the school and that of the wider community. In previous years the committee at St. Albert the Great College focused on: establishing a school recycling system, and helping the administration reduce paper, water and electricity consumption in the school. Through these efforts, the committee was awarded the Bronze Award and the Silver Award. This year’s committee is trying to: reinforce the school recycling system, and set up green areas both inside and outside the school premises.



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Piece of land, somewhere?

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Jean Luke Camilleri  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper
filed under Articles

In this article, one of Malta’s massive problems was investigated. This is referring to the building industry, and this text highlights different factors which are contributing to this devastation.



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Food for Thought

submitted by St. Aloysius College : Martina Mifsud  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): newspaper, website
filed under Articles

This text covers the vague meaning of an organic world which is most beneficial to the environment, and investigates other food-related aspects as well.



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Saving our Aquifers

submitted by Junior College : Chiara, Sacco  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): school-media, website
filed under Articles

Water is a very precious resource especially in a small Mediterranean Island where rain water is scarce throughout nearly half of the year. The article will explore the history of water extraction in Malta, and will investigate recent initiatives taken by the government to use treated waste water.



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No Room To Swing a Cat : The Unsustainability of our Building Industry

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Emily Slater  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, school-media
filed under Articles

Sustainable development should be based on a multifaceted approach, covering environmental, economical and social concerns because the quality of life is dependent on these factors considered together…… why do some of our village cores get flooded every Winter ?



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What About Tomorrow’s Generation ? Are We Moving Towards Sustainable Development ?

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Kelsey Ann Vella  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, school-media
filed under Articles

Malta is densely crowded with households most of which are vacant. This has brought its consequences which aren’t being felt by the present generation, but will surely be felt by tomorrow’s generation.



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Building Sustainably for the Future Generations

submitted by Gzira St.Monica School : Martha Mizzi  for Age Group: 15-18
dissemination(s): Facebook, other, school-media
filed under Articles

When constructions are built, they tend to create a very negative impact on the environment and also on the area they occupy. In the Maltese Islands , limestone, which is the standard stone used for building, is decreasing rapidly.



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