Mt Hawthorn comes around on Boomerang Bags

Claudia Arakaki, Kimberley Dupuy and Margo Keating. The Transition Town Vincent Boomerang Bag stand will be launched in front of Quality Picked Produce, at Hawaiians Mezz next week. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474640
Claudia Arakaki, Kimberley Dupuy and Margo Keating. The Transition Town Vincent Boomerang Bag stand will be launched in front of Quality Picked Produce, at Hawaiians Mezz next week. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d474640

THE Boomerang Bag movement will officially hit Mt Hawthorn next week.

The Transition Town Vincent Boomerang Bag stand will be set up in The Mezz outside the fruit and vegetable shop on Tuesday, October 10 with re-usable and returnable cloth bags to help reduce the use of plastic bags.

Project co-ordinator Kimberley Dupuy said the launch was about four months in the making after receiving a City of Vincent grant in May.

“The local community have been very supportive of the project and so far, over 40 community members have contributed more than 200 volunteer hours to the project in screen printing, ironing and sewing,” she said.

She said about 1000 bags were available and the stand will be replenished regularly, but people were encouraged to return the bags for others to use.

“These bags have a ‘Borrow and Bring Back’ logo but people that have other spare cloth bags are encouraged to donate them too,” Ms Dupuy said.

More reusable bags are expected in the City of Vincent with Bronwyn Harris’ pitch for a Boomerang Bags project in conjunction with Foyer Oxford receiving $1160 at the first Transition Town Vincent Neighbourhood Soup event in July.

Boomerang Bags is a national movement that began in Queensland in 2013.

The State Government in September announced a ban on single use plastic bags from July next year.

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