This year, Petite Rivière Elementary School participated in the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab challenge along with 541 schools from across Canada. In total, 2,339,717 plastic bags were collected for recycling.
By collecting 2096 bags, Petite Rivière Elementary School diverted 16.8 kilograms of plastic from landfills and waterways. The plastic bags will be recycled domestically into new products, such as plastic lumber and outdoor furniture through TREX.
Congratulations Petite! You are a Community Engagement/Social Media prize winner in Nova Scotia for the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab challenge and you will be awarded $1,000 to be used toward an environmental project or initiative.