Boomerang Bags are com­ing to Mt Hawthorn

Guardian Express - - FRONT PAGE - By JU­LIAN WRIGHT

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie­mu­ni­ d474640

Clau­dia Arakaki, Kim­ber­ley Dupuy and Margo Keat­ing with boomerang bags.

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