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Big W is the first large Whit­sun­day re­tail chain store to get on board, and ac­cord­ing to Ms Wells, it won’t be the last.

“There are three Wool­worths in the area which I’m hop­ing will get be­hind it and if we do it maybe Coles might fol­low,” she said.

Barb Adam­son wel­comed those in­ter­ested in vol­un­teer­ing or do­nat­ing ma­te­ri­als to call her on 0458 525 700. A COM­MIT­MENT from Big W to sup­port the Boomerang Bag project is the be­gin­ning of a cul­tural change in the Whit­sun­days.

Act­ing Big W store man­ager Ed­wina Wells was pre­sented with a stand hold­ing 50 Boomerang Bags by Barb Adam­son and Jo Pil­lifeant on Mon­day.

The bags are de­signed to re­duce re­liance on plastic by be­ing lent to shop­pers who have for­got­ten their eco bags, on the premise they can be re­turned at a later

ON BOARD: Big W act­ing store man­ager Ed­wina Wells with Barb Adam­son.

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