Bags prom­ise big re­turns

With the Plas­tic Free July cam­paign in full swing, res­i­dents are do­ing their best to raise the is­sue of sus­tain­abil­ity through the cre­ation of Boomerang Bags.

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - FRONT PAGE -

A GROUP of Vic­to­ria Park res­i­dents is do­ing its bit to pro­mote sus­tain­abil­ity.

The group has been cre­at­ing Boomerang Bags at the Vic Park MiniLab since Fe­bru­ary, with each Sun­day ded­i­cated to sewing and putting the bags to­gether.

The re-us­able bags, which are made of sec­ond-hand ma­te­ri­als, are then sold or hired out at The Source Bulk Foods at The Park Cen­tre.

Flavia Par­dini and Jenna Mor­ris started the project but it has been the help of six or more com­mu­nity mem­bers that has pro­pelled it for­ward.

“I’m lucky to know some women that can sew so I put the word out there and peo­ple are be­com­ing aware of it.

“There are around six or eight women who take part each week.”

Ms Par­dini said the bags could ei­ther be bought – for $5 – or bor­rowed. For more in­for­ma­tion or to get in­volved, con­tact Boomerang Bags Vic Park on Face­book or email bb­vic­park@gmail.com.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d471365

Re­nee Dar­byshir and Flavia Par­dini with some of the boomerang bags.

Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son d471365

Flavia Par­dini and Re­nee Dar­byshir with some of the Boomerang Bags, made to re­place plas­tic shop­ping bags.

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