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MILKBAGSunlimited ( Angela Kesthely & Bettina Roth ), want to thank the many students, teachers and parents that have embraced  and work hard to help save the planet while providing much needed  woven mats of all sizes.

Through the year, we receive many inquiries from schools all around Ontario about creating mats out of milk bags.
This project is a tremendous learning experience for all students and staff as it represents an opportunity to help the environment by using milk bags in an effective way, and preventing them from ending up in landfills. It is also an opportunity to help people who may not have beds to sleep in or chairs to sit on.
Students are surprised and saddened to learn that there are children and adults in parts of our country, and in the rest of the world, who do not have beds or chairs. They become inspired and excited about making a difference by collecting milk bags and making pads to sit on and mattresses to lie on for those who are in need.

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From M.M in Brampton

Milkbags is run by the students (Grade 6 – 8, 11 -13) as a “non-profit business” with executive, quality control, inventory control, supervisors. Between 15 and 30 students meet every school day for 40 minutes. Each member learns all phases of production, trained by other students. Executive members interview and select new trainees to executive, quality control, supervisors and pr. School-wide contests collected 13,000 milk bags which are currently being processed. In one year, we have produced 18 6ft x 4ft mats with pillows which are being dropped off to one of the locations on Dec 7 or 10. We have a photo of the students with the Milk Bag mats if you’d like.

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From A.K in Acton

Acton High School has started the process! We have two frames and they will be travelling to various classes to have as many students as possible feel involved.Acton Frame
Please share our info with anyone close to Acton that has bags to share.
They can drop them off at
Acton High School
21 Cedar Rd
Acton ON.
We have 9 mats finished and each filled with a pillow, shoes and some clothing. We will be delivering them to you when we have 15 made.

From A.L in Brampton

I am a teacher at Goldcrest Public School, an ECO school. I emailed before, in order to find out how the school could become a drop off centre for milk bags in Brampton. I know there is only one center in Brampton, based on your website, but Goldcrest Public School would also like to be a centre, if possible.
We will begin collecting in the new year:

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Goldcrest Public School
24 Goldcrest Rd,
Brampton, ON
L6S 1G3
Drop Off at entrance doors.

 

From N.D in York Region

I am a teacher at a school in York Region (GTA), Ontario, Canada, and would like to know if you would be available/interested to attend our Eco Fair on April 23rd, 2019 (tentative date). We host several Eco-Friendly companies to come and have a display table/booth at our school, and would be super excited if you would be able to join us to help educate students on the amazing work that you do. We have been weaving milk mats here since 2016 and the whole school gets really involved. We can have our loom and milk bags set up at a station for you to do the demo with our Eco team when you come.

‘m a teacher at a school in York Region (GTA), Ontario, Canada, and would like to know if you would be available/interested to attend our Eco Fair on April 23rd, 2019 (tentative date). We host several Eco-Friendly companies to come and have a display table/booth at our school, and would be super excited if you would be able to join us to help educate students on the amazing work that you do. We have been weaving milk mats here since 2016 and the whole school gets really involved. We can have our loom and milk bags set up at a station for you to do the demo with our Eco team when you come.

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From J.P in Unionville

I am hoping you can help. I teach at Unionville HS and we have made around 10 milk bag mats and would live to donate them. The bags have been collected by the school members and put together by our Community Class.

 

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