Plastic bag set to be a rare sight
JUBILEE Pocket IGA shoppers will have no excuse to walk out of the grocery store with a single plastic bag anymore.
On Monday, Whitsunday Boomerang Bag champion Barb Adamson presented the IGA with 80 Boomerang Bags, which shoppers are asked to borrow and return and are designed for those who forget to bring their own eco-friendly bags.
IGA also stood up to the plate, offering customers 400 of their own IGA eco-friendly bags, normally priced at $2.80, for free.
IGA co-owner Shane Kinneally said it was time to transition away from plastic bag use.
“After everything we have been through, I think people are a little more conscious of what’s happening with the environment and what impact it is having and now is a good time to get on board,” he said.
“Plastic bags will not be available in Queensland from next year, so it’s time to start getting everyone moving in the right direction.”
Co-owner Belynda Martin said while plastic bag use would be discouraged, staff would “reluctantly” offer customers plastic bags if requested.
Ms Adamson said she was thrilled to witness another business getting on board.
Anyone interested in volunteering to sew Boomerang Bags can phone Barb Adamson on
0458 525 700.
IGA owners Shane Kinneally and Belynda Martin.