Statement on 2014 Litterless Lunch Challenge

And the winning class is...

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to announce the winner of my fifth annual Litterless Lunch Challenge. The challenge, which I hold each year during Waste Reduction Week, encourages students to pack litter-free lunches.

With an average elementary school producing over 20,000 pounds of lunch waste annually, it is critical that waste reduction becomes part of our daily routine.

This year, over 500 students in my riding participated. This year's winning class, which went an amazing 93% litter-free, is Mrs. Sandy Bellet's kindergarten class at Riverview Park Elementary School.

Congratulations to all of the students, teachers and parents who made this year's challenge another success. They all did a great job, and I hope that the spirit of Waste Reduction Week will continue throughout the year.

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