Elementary schools from across Canada are challenged to collect as many plastic bags as they can for recycling from April 18 – 22. Top schools in each province and territory that collect the most plastic bags for recycling are eligible to win cash prizes that can be used for schools’ environmental initiatives!

Prizes per province  
First place $3,000
Second place $2,000
Third place $1,000
  • Register your school at www.PlasticBagGrab.com to participate. Once registered you will be asked to select your local Walmart location for  drop-off and a preferred time.
  • Students collect as many carry out plastic shopping bags as they can and bring them to school throughout Earth Week 2016: Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22.
  • Count all the bags your school has collected and take a fun picture for your final submission.
  • Using your registration information, submit your results, which includes a photo of your collected plastic bags, no later than Friday, April 29.
  • Bring your plastic bags to your local Walmart’s customer service area for recycling and an associate will be happy to help you: Sunday, April 24 – Friday, April 29 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • All bags collected will be processed and used to make new products!

Important dates

  • Registration closes: Wednesday, April 20
  • Collection dates: Earth Week: Monday, April 18 – Friday, April 22
  • Bag drop-off: Sunday, April 24 – Friday, April 29 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Final results submission deadline: Friday, April 29
  • Winners announced: June 2016
  • Cheque presentation: September 2016

 The Recycling Council of Ontario    mmsm_2010_logo_4c_FINAL2notag-jk   take-pride-winnipeg

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