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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renee Darbyshir and Flavia Pardini with some of the boomerang bags.
Flavia Pardini and Renee Darbyshir with some of the Boomerang Bags, made to replace plastic shopping bags.