Apr 30, 2013 1:28 PM by Janine Reyes
CORPUS CHRISTI -- More than 200,000 plastic bags are off our streets and out of our water, thanks to collection efforts and some competition among Corpus Christi Independent School District students.
They started their challenge in November to see who could collect the most plastic bags.
Crockett elementary school came out on top! As a reward, CCISD Superintendent Scott Eliff presented them with a park bench made out of 10,000 recycled bags. Trex Company donated it.
The effort helped the kids learn to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Fourteen schools in the district participated.
The first graders at the school collected the most bags, the entire Crockett Elementary School campus brought in 76,731 bags.
To find out where to recycle your bags, log onto http://www.abagslife.com/.