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Ideas for bag alternatives

Chloe FraserBusselton Dunsborough Times

Foreshore market organisers Rob and Sandra Otway are encouraging stallholders to create bags for market customers ahead of the Statewide plastic bag ban coming into effect in July.

In light of the ban, which will apply to lightweight single-use bags with a thickness of 35 microns or less, Mr Otway is calling for ideas for inexpensive bags that could be folded and carried in customers’pockets.

“I don’t think people realise the ban is coming, everyone will be affected,” he said.

Mr Otway said while some shoppers already brought their own reusable bags, alternatives were needed to cater for a big portion of customers including tourists.

“We are looking for an alternative — something small, cheap and reusable,” he said.

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“Everyone has their own opinion... we are hoping someone can come up with something that our customers can use with our logo on it.”

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