Living in coastal Nova Scotia, students at Cape Breton Highlands Education Centre were inspired to prevent marine plastic pollution by reducing plastic waste in their community. At their local grocery store, the students implemented a “borrow a bag” system. Back at school, they used reusable cutlery to replace the plastics available in the cafeteria.
“Our co-op has almost completely stopped using plastic bags, instead customers use the cloth bags provided or boxes.”
– Jessie, Grade 11