Take Pride Winnipeg! and Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba is celebrating the top-collecting school in its 2012 MMSM Bag Up Manitoba program today.
Students from 160 schools across the province took part in the program this fall, working to keep 1,065,961 plastic bags out of the landfills.
“Since starting this program in 2008, we are increasingly amazed at the passion of involvement by students across the province,” said Tom Ethans, executive director of Take Pride Winnipeg!. “Victor Wyatt School really impressed us this year, collecting 42,657 bags.”
The collected bags will be baled and shipped to Trek for recycling into composite decking material and other products. Each participating school received two birdhouses created from recycled plastic and wood composite material.