Plastic Bag Grab challenge


2016 Winning Schools

Social Media Prize

@HighviewPS and @AllisonKCarroll from Pembroke, Ontario win the inaugral Plastic Bag Grab challenge social media prize!

Winning Schools By Province

Thank you to all the schools for participating!

We’ll provide updates on the 2016 challenge as well as information on the 2017 Plastic Bag Grab challenge as they happen


How the Plastic Bag Grab challenge works

Elementary schools from across Canada are challenged to collect as many plastic bags as they can for recycling during Earth Week. 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

We also want you to share your efforts with the world: a special BONUS prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the school that most creatively shows off their school spirt and collection efforts on social media with #PlasticBagGrab

  • Students collect as many carry out plastic shopping bags as they can and bring them to school throughout Earth Week 
  • Count all the bags your school has collected and take a fun picture for your final submission.  
  • Using your registration information, log-in and submit your results at, which includes a photo of your collected plastic bags
  • Bring your plastic bags to your local Walmart's customer service area for recycling 
  • All bags collected will be processed and used to make new products!