Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at a grassroots level. The initiative works to mobilise communities to make re-useable ‘Boomerang Bags’ using recycled materials, which are made available to the wider community as a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.
How it works:
Each Boomerang Bag is handmade by community groups, schools and volunteers from the local community, using donated second-hand materials, keeping the initiative local and sustainable. Regular ‘working bees’ provide a platform to engage and connect all demographics of the community in a positive environmental initiative, whilst promoting and encouraging community connectedness and socialisation. They also provide a hands-on learning environment allowing volunteers, community groups, and school students to gain practical skills which will give them independence and benefit the community in the long term.
The Boomerang Bags are then provided to the local community through market stalls, businesses, pop-up events and councils as a means to start a conversation about plastic, and encourage the sustainable behaviour of reuse.
To get involved in our local group please get in touch with Libby and stay peeled for information on our first “Landcare Community Sewing Bee”.
For more information about the story behind this amazing initiative go to the Boomerang Bag website here.