Plastic Bag Grab Challenge 2.0

Reducing plastic bag waste in the École Wilfrid Walker community

Dear Parent/ Guardian,

Did you know that more than 1 billion plastic shopping bags are given out across Canada every year, all of which can be reused and recycled? Did you also know that, although certain retailers accept plastic shopping bags for recycling, the City of Regina does not (Crown Shred will recycle plastic shopping bags but for a fee). To educate students and the community on plastic bag waste and the 3Rs, École Wilfrid Walker will be participating in the Plastic Bag Grab challenge from Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 2, 2017.

The Plastic Bag Grab challenge, a program of Recycling Council of Ontario, in partnership with Walmart Canada, the Canadian Plastics Industry Association, and Cascades Recovery Inc. invites elementary schools across Canada to collect plastic shopping bags from their homes and communities for recycling, and engage their communities on the 3Rs: reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Collection prizes include a national grand prize of $5,000 for the school that collects the most bags for recycling per student during the challenge and $1000, $750 and a bench made from 95% recycled material for the top three schools in each province and territory.

Last year, 419 schools across Canada participated in the challenge and collected more than 2 million plastic bags that were recycled into small pellets and used to make a variety of new products.

 

With your support, we can help millions of plastic bags get recycled instead of lost to disposal. To ensure we align with the program rules and messaging, please remember the following when sending plastic bags to school starting Monday, May 29 – Friday, June 2, 2017:

Check out the link to the official website if you need further information.  

http://www.plasticbaggrab.com/