School Visit: Make a difference, use less Plastic

Keeping citizens of all ages informed about the latest development in the EU’s policies, priorities and strategies is a key function of Servizzi Ewropej f’Malta (SEM). As part of its efforts to reach out to as many people as possible, from time-to-time SEM officials visit schools to provide information sessions on the EU’s priorities and latest developments.

On May 6, SEM officials visited Saint Clare College Saint Julian’s Primary School to speak to a group of Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 students on the damage and the reduction of single-use plastic locally and in the EU.

This information session took the form of a discussion with students on plastic waste and on what the EU is doing to reduce single-use plastics and to promote awareness-raising measures concerning the negative consequences of incorrectly disposing single-use plastic products. The students were also asked to give examples on what they can do to reduce plastic waste as well as to reuse plastic objects for other purposes.

During this session each student was presented with a flyer containing information regarding plastic waste and a bamboo toothbrush as a token. The token was well received by the young students who are eager to their bit to help save the planet!