Eco-Schools in Gozo joint project to reduce use on single-use items
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EkoSkola Malta has said that nine Eco-Schools in Gozo embarked on a joint project to reduce the use of single use items.
The ideas that were put forward by the students were varied and ranged from distributing mesh bags made from recycled plastic to be used instead the common plastic bag when buying vegetables and fruit, stainless steel bottles, stainless steel travel cups, reusable cups, stainless steel straws and brushes, installing water filter systems and setting up two coin water dispensers, all this to set the example and help the community learn to refuse and reduce single use items.The project was made possible through the support of funding from the Ministry for Gozo and the Directorate for Eco-Gozo and Regional Development within the same Ministry, EkoSkola Malta said.
It added that the Ministry for Gozo has a long standing collaboration with Nature Trust-FEE Malta on the Eco-Schools and other FEE programmes.
Present for the event were the Minister for Gozo Dr Justyne Caruana, Mr Stephen Spiteri the Service Manager for Gozo Church Schools, Prof Paul Pace the National Eco-Schools Coordinator and Mr Vincent Attard, Executive President Nature Trust – FEE Malta.
The Ministry for Gozo chose the slogan ‘Bil-bixkilla u ftit hsieb mal-ambjent naghmlu hbieb’ for the event, which was proposed by Gozo College San Lawrenz Primary School.
The schools are: Gozo College Secondary School, Laura Vicuna School, San Lawrenz Primary – The Friendly School, Gozo College Middle School, St Theresa School Kercem, Xewkija Primary School, Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School, St Francis Primary School Victoria, Friends of the Gozo Sixth Form – Sir MA Refalo Sixth Form’s Alumni Society.
Photos: MGOZ/George Scerri