A plastic-free movement has started in Nabiac, with a push to use hand-made Boomerang Bags instead of plastic bags.
A group of residents came together in January to discuss the idea and have since created 300 of the colourful bags from recycled t-shirts to share with the community.
“The idea gets people thinking about their use of single-use plastic,” group member Kirrily Hill said.
“People can take the bag to use and it’s okay if they don’t bring it back.”
The Boomerang Bags were warmly received at a market stall at the Nabiac Farmer’s Market on Saturday, April 29.
The stall was used to introduce the bags and also demonstrate how easily they are made, in just minutes.
“It’s really exciting that people are interested in the idea,” Kirrily said.
“There’s certainly scope for it to grow.”
Group member and Nabiac Farmer’s Market co-ordinator Holly Marsden said the bags have ‘Nabiac’ printed on them – which not only creates awareness for the project but of the town.
More bags will be created by the group and given to stalls interested in using them.
T-shirts can be donated at Nabiac store Earth, Body and Soul (10 Nabiac Street).
To become involved join the ‘Boomerang Bags Nabiac- A Plastic Free Movement’ group on Facebook.
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