Home of the Ban the Bag Brigade!


We are the Ban the Bag Brigade, Ms Simand's grade 6 class at The York School. We want to make the environment better by reducing the use of plastic bags. Watch our documentary about our campaign, and how kids can become activists!




We appeared twice before City Council and reached one of our goals when the City of Toronto imposed a rule requiring stores to charge 5 cents for plastic bags starting June 1, 2009.


“Your deputation at the Public Works Committee meeting in November was fabulous. In front of more than 150 people including industry leaders, lobbyists, researchers and various other stakeholders, the students of Class 6S, by far, made the best presentation. The students were well spoken, knowledgeable and very passionate on the issue.”

Councillor DeBaeremaeker, Chair of the Infrastructure and Public Works Committee



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