2018 Results

Thanks for taking part in the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab challenge! During Earth Week (April 16-20), over 600 schools took action on plastics waste by reducing their use, while collecting discarded plastic bags for recycling in their schools and beyond. This page reveals 2018 results, winners, social media highlights, and a couple special thank you messages to all participating schools. 

Full list of 2018 Plastic Bag Grab participants here.

Plastic Bag Grab Results

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2018 Plastic Bag Grab challenge! 

Plastic Bag Grab Winners

Special thank-you and congratulations to all participating schools!

Canada's Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Catherine McKenna

Catherine McKenna, Canada's Minister of Environment & Climate Change heard about the Plastic Bag Grab challenge, and created this short video to thank all schools on your amazing efforts! 



CEO & President of Walmart Canada, Lee Tappenden

Community Engagement highlights

Birchmount School from Moncton, NB engaged their community in so many ways: a Ted Talk Event, meeting with the Mayor, and being interviewed on local radio stations. Listen here: Radio clip #1Radio clip #2

Bessborough School in Moncton NB got creative and repurposed their bags into various different things such as mats, skipping ropes, and fashion accessories. They also made it on local tv! 

Riverside School in Albert Ridge Nova Scotia took a plastics pledge to protect the earth and oceans. 

Riverside School

Whitbourne Elementary School did a logo design contest. The winning logo will be printed onto reusable bags and sold in participating local stores.

Whitbourne Elementary School

St. Teresa's School in St. John's Newfoundland created a display to raise awareness on protection of our oceans.

Plastic bag turtle display

Georges Vanier's Green Team, the Eco Sprouts gave some tips on the 3Rs

Holy Family School in Red Deer, Alberta loves the earth and reducing plastics waste!

Plastic Bag Heart

Elder's Mills Public School's Eco Pledge and Mannequin Challenge!

More coming soon!