In fact, the school had no problem doubling that number.
When the last of the single-use plastic shopping bags were counted, the final tally stood at a whopping 111,807 bags.
The round-up was part of an initiative called the Plastic Bag Grab Challenge, sponsored by Wal-Mart. On Wednesday, the tens of thousands of bags were loaded up to be brought to Wal-Mart to be recycled.
The plan was to load up a school bus to transport the bags. There ere so many, though, a school bus wasn’t enough.
Some of the bags that couldn’t fit on the bus had to be stuffed into the back of a pickup truck and an SUV.