Free re-usable Boomerang Bags prove a hit in Kalamunda

Ladies with the returnable shopping bags they have made to replace plastic bags. Photographer: Bruce Hunt
Ladies with the returnable shopping bags they have made to replace plastic bags. Photographer: Bruce Hunt

WITH the plastic bag ban looming, Kalamunda shoppers now have access to a sustainable alternative with the Boomerang Bag movement making its way to local stores.

Transition Town Kalamunda member Adele Standeven said the free, handmade, re-usable bags were available from Crabbs and Lesmurdie IGA stores as well as bulk food store Replenish.

“Boomerang Bags are made from recycled fabric that is donated by our local community,” she said.

“They are made by local groups and stamped with the Boomerang Bag logo so they are easily recognisable.

“Shoppers can grab one of the bags to borrow and bring back.

“It helps reinforce the BYO bag message, because if you have forgotten yours or didn’t plan on going shopping then the Boomerang Bags are right near the checkouts to borrow.”

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