Markham’s Milk Bag Program is a story about how people came together from across the community to create something beautiful from common milk bags. The 4-litre milk bags are colourful, strong, and can be transformed into a variety of products. There are a number of local community groups working hard to collect, weave, and send completed mats to areas of need.
To support these efforts, Markham collects clean milk bags at two recycling depots— Thornhill and Markham Village. Markham also incorporates milk bag activities into summer camp programs, and assists with training for community groups, schools etc. who want to get involved.
The Milk Bag Program aligns with the Greenprint – Community Sustainability Plan in several ways:
Did you know that in October 2015, Markham won the Platinum Award from the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) in the category of Special Municipal Programs!