Boomerang Bags are coming to Mt Hawthorn
THE Boomerang Bag movement will officially hit Mt Hawthorn this week.
The Transition Town Vincent Boomerang Bag stand will be set up in The Mezz outside the fruit and vegetable shop today, October 10, with re-usable and returnable cloth bags to help reduce the use of plastic bags.
Project co-ordinator Kimberley Dupuy said the launch was about four months in the making after receiving a City of Vincent grant in May.
“The local community has been very supportive of the project and so far over 40 community members have contributed more than 200 volunteer hours to the project in screen printing, ironing and sewing,” she said.
She said about 1000 bags were available and the stand would be replenished regularly, but people were encouraged to return the bags for others to use.
“These bags have a ‘Borrow and Bring Back’ logo but people who have other spare cloth bags are encouraged to donate them too,” Ms Dupuy said.
More reusable bags are expected in the City of Vincent, with Bronwyn Harris’ pitch for a Boomerang Bags project in conjunction with Foyer Oxford receiving $1160 at the first Transition Town Vincent Neighbourhood Soup event in July.
Claudia Arakaki, Kimberley Dupuy and Margo Keating with boomerang bags.