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Final tally tips scales at 680,000 plastic bags recycled

Galveston schools went on a big rampage to collect plastic bags the last week of the A Bag's Life contest. By the time Earth Day 2015 had arrived, Parker Elementary and Crenshaw Elementary and Middle School won in their categories.


Thanks a million to Trex Company for awarding park benches, made from recycled plastic bags, to the winning schools, as well as Clean Galveston and Randall’s Food Market for their partnerships in making this contest a great challenge for the students.


At the end of the competition, students in 13 schools had learned the value of recycling plastic bags and wraps, collecting 683,100 from America Recycles Day in November to Earth Day.


Here is the final tally. Each participating school will receive a Trex planter made from recycled plastic bags and wraps:


Winner of most bags per student:

Crenshaw Elementary and Middle – 87,000 bags collected or 576.2 per student

Winner of most bags collected:

Parker Elementary – 148,000 bags collected or 241.4 per student

Other Participating Schools

Oppe Elementary – 89,000 bags, 120.9 per student

Coastal Village Elementary & Middle – 94,000 bags, 166.4 per student

Morgan Elementary – 20,000 bags, 31.2 per student

Austin Middle School – 102,000 bags, 196.9 per student

Scott Collegiate Academy – 21,000 bags, 40.8 per student

AIM College & Career Prep – 28,000 bags, 261.7 per student

Burnet ECU Elementary – 18,000 bags, 34.6 per student

Central & Weis Middle – 43,000 bags, 108 per student

Ball High School – 3,500 bags, 1.9 per student

Satori Elementary –  1,600 bags, 32 per student

Holy Family Catholic School – 28,000 bags – 114 students = 245.6 per student