Return-It School Story Contest – 3 Months Left to Win up to $5000!

March 19, 2024

By now, we have over 200 schools registered in the 2023/2024 school year School Program and are starting to receive our first few submissions for this year’s Story Contest.

What is the Story Contest

For this unfamiliar with our Story Contest, this is an annual contest that’s open to all Return-It School registrants. All schools need to do is share with us a short essay on what your class/school did during this school year to promote the recycling of beverage containers by May 31, 2024. Keep your story to a maximum of 3 pages long, written in no smaller than 11-point font and approximately 750 words, plus photos in any layout you wish.

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Return-It School is Back – 2023/2024 School Year

September 5, 2023

Now that the summer holidays are over, we are set for an exciting new school year in BC. With this, Return-It School is also back, as we officially re-opened on August 30, 2023. Don't forget to register for this year's program if you haven't already!

When you register, you'll be able to request free recycling bins, fundraise for any projects your school or class would like, request a video presentation for your school, and get access to our online activity book where students can interactively learn about recycling.

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The Return-It School's 2023 Contest Results are In

June 22, 2023

We are excited to wrap up another successful year for the Return-It School Program and unveil the outstanding winners of our 2023 Story Contest.

For the past 23 years, our program has been a beacon of environmental education, inspiring countless schools to champion recycling and its profound impact on our environment. Each year, schools from all corners of British Columbia pour their hearts and creativity into sharing their recycling success stories, vying for the coveted $5,000 prize. The contest aims to empower the leaders of tomorrow by providing an incentive for students to take their recycling initiatives to the next level.

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The Return-It Online Activity Book Is Now Live!

September 16, 2022

Have you ever played recycling games and learned about recycling in an interactive way? Return-It has created the first-of-its-kind online recycling activity book for schools and their students which is now officially live!

Sorting games, science labs, and colouring pages - we've got them all.

The online activity book features true and false questions about recycling beverage containers, information on match codes, interesting facts about recovering beverage containers and more.

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Introducing the Return-It School's 2022 Contest Winners

September 12, 2022

It has been another successful year for the Return-It School Contest, which received many inspiring recycling success stories from B.C. elementary, middle and high school students. Since the program’s inception 22 years ago, hundreds of schools have taken part in the program by collecting refundable beverage containers. The contest aims to empower the leaders of tomorrow by providing an incentive for students to take their recycling initiatives to the next level.

The 2021/2022 school year was competitive, with many entries demonstrating how students from across the province are showing a commitment and passion for recycling. The Return-It School Contest reflects Return-It’s social purpose to foster a world where nothing is waste – creating a better future for people, communities and the planet through recycling, education and strategic partnerships.

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