Cal­ico bags in East Fre­man­tle

Cockburn Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

EAST Fre­man­tle res­i­dents will re­ceive a sur­prise gift in their mail­box delivered by mem­bers of the East Fre­man­tle Ju­nior Foot­ball Club, with a cal­ico bag to be given to every house­hold.

East Fre­man­tle Mayor Jim O’Neill said the idea first came about in 2004 but came to­gether when the Town cre­ated its new cor­po­rate logo.

“We were looking at ways to pro­mote the Town and it co­in­cided with coun­cil’s pro­posed lo­cal law to ban sin­gle use plas­tic bags in 2016-17,” he said.

“We are pro­vid­ing bags to high­light the pro­posed ban and en­cour­age res­i­dents to be pre­pared and to use al­ter­na­tives.”

About 3200 res­i­dents will re­ceive the bag and any bags left over may be used at fu­ture com­mu­nity events as give­aways.

The Town build­ing is re­duc­ing its waste with all gen­eral waste bins re­moved from work sta­tions, leav­ing only pa­per re­cy­cling bins with­out plas­tic lin­ers.

Mayor Jim O’Neill with mem­bers of the East Fre­man­tle Ju­nior Foot­ball Club.

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