Screen­ing puts bag ban in spot­light

Narrogin Observer - - News - Michael Traill

Bag It, the 2010 film, was screened for free at Nar­ro­gin Town Hall last Thurs­day ahead of the roll­out of the State Govern­ment sin­gle-use plas­tic bag ban on July 1.

Event or­gan­iser Jo­hanna Ep­pler said she felt the need for the film to be shown, en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to com­pletely switch from plas­tic at check­outs, rather than pur­chas­ing the heav­ier plas­tic bags for 15¢, which would still be avail­able af­ter the ban. “I ran the event to in­form com­mu­nity mem­bers about plas­tic bags and the ma­te­rial used to make them in the lead-up to the ban,” she said.

“I hope it en­cour­ages peo­ple to buy can­vas bags rather than pay­ing the 15¢ for heav­ier plas­tic bags, and that they have a chat to fam­ily and friends about the is­sue.

“It was very gen­er­ous for the Shire of Nar­ro­gin to of­fer the hall free of charge, to en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to go plas­tic free.”

Pic­tures: Chloe Bur­ton

Event or­gan­iser Jo­hanna Ep­pler.

The Nar­ro­gin com­mu­nity en­joyed a free screen­ing of 2010 film Bag It.

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