134 schools province wide accepted the challenge to divert plastic bags from landfills. Here’s what some teachers had to say about the program:
“What a great project and our school really enjoyed it. It made us think about the use of plastic bags and our awareness is heightened for sure! Thanks for organizing this event.”
– Judi Wolfe, Pacific Junction School
The City of Portage la Prairie in conjunction with Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba (MMSM)are pleased to announce that Portage la Prairie has been selected to become a showcase community for recycling. The enhanced Blue Box container recovery project will focus on away-from-home beverage container recycling.
Waste Reduction Week is an annual event each October that encourages schools, businesses, organizations and individuals to take steps to improve the environment. There’s a lot you can do: Recycle your cell phone; ditch the disposable coffee cups; turn off the lights when you leave a room. Learn more and get ideas on how you can participate at http://www.wrwcanada.com/.
In partnership with Take Pride Winnipeg, MMSM is challenging students to collect as many plastic shopping bags as possible and bring them to school for recycling.
In previous years, students in approximately 90 urban and rural schools collected more than 450,000 bags over a two-week period! This year, more than 100 schools are expected to participate. Read More…
Ad Campaign Encourages Citizens to
“Clean Up Their Act”
A new ad campaign launching in communities across the province next week will encourage Manitobans to boost their recycling rates. The “Clean Up Your Act” campaign acknowledges that many Manitobans already recycle, but challenges them to go even further and recycle everything they can. Read More…