Campaign Bag Up engages schools in collecting plastic bags in order to get useful things from recycled plastic that will be sent back to schools.
This year more than 150 schools in Manitoba joined the action. Last year, bird feeders made from plastic were sent to schools. Now, frisbees will be presented to children who actively took part in the program.
Bag Up Manitoba started in 2007, and since then over 9 million bags have been processed. This program is developed by several public organizations of Manitoba. One of the organizers of the initiative Tom Ethans considers this program very necessary for teaching children important issues of ecology. He argues that it is very crucial to give knowledge about shortening the amount of plastic on the planet and its utilization.
Children are happy to receive useful things and save the nature of their native province because the number of animals dying in the ocean due to plastic waste is estimated at millions every year.