Boomerang Bags bid to cut plastic

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Dunsborough IGA worker Robert Gorner shows off a Boomerang Bag at the store.
Camera IconDunsborough IGA worker Robert Gorner shows off a Boomerang Bag at the store. Credit: Pierra Willix

Boomerang Bags will be launched at Dunsborough IGA today, encouraging residents to avoid using plastic bags.

Dunsborough resident Chloe Simon became interested in the Boomerang Bag project last year and decided to get involved as a way to reduce waste.

“I started reading about pollution and waste and tried to find out how to reduce my own waste,” she said.

“Plastic bags are probably the easiest plastic item to reduce using.”

Ms Simon said Boomerang Bags were already used in Margaret River and Bunbury and she hoped people in Dunsborough would embrace the initiative.

“I think it’s great because the bags are made from donated fabrics and made by volunteers which also acts as a great community thing to do,” she said.

“People can join in and meet new people and learn new skills such as sewing,”

There will be a box set up outside IGA, where shoppers can take the bags for free and then bring them back the next time they go shopping.

“We have already had 230 bags made,” Ms Simon said.

“I really hope people are going to realise how important the environment is and how much we have to do.

“Once we get used to using these it will become a habit and it’s a really easy thing to do.”

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