This fall, 166 schools across Manitoba participated in the MMSM Bag Up Manitoba program, keeping 1,194,583 plastic bags out of the landfills!
This fantastic program educates Manitoba students about the reduction, reuse and recycling of plastic bags and also diverts plastic bags from our landfills.
The plastic bags collected in the program are baled and shipped to Trex for recycling into composite decking material and other products. All participating schools will receive bird feeders created from recycled plastic and wood composite material. In addition, a total of 14 benches will be awarded between urban and rural schools via random draw.
Schools will learn of their accomplishments over the next few weeks. MMSM is thrilled with the results thank all the staff and students for their tremendous effort.