Caralee Community School student’s design picked for Coles reusable shopping bag


Charlie De Bruyn with the reusable shopping bag he designed.
Charlie De Bruyn with the reusable shopping bag he designed.

A CARALEE Community School student will have his colourful artwork printed on hundreds of thousands of reusable shopping bags.

Charlie De Bruyn is among 14 winners of Coles’ bag design competition, run ahead of the supermarket ban on single-use plastic from July.

The 11-year-old’s watermelon and pineapple design will feature on a $2.50 chiller bag.

Twenty-five cents from each bag sale will be donated to Little Athletics Australia.

Each of the 14 winners received a $5000 grant for their school, which can be spent on environmental or sustainability projects.

Coles received more than 1000 entries from primary and secondary school students across Australia.

Meanwhile the State Government has offered 34 WA schools funding for projects that reduce waste.

Bicton Primary School was offered $2200 to buy two worm farms, two compost bins and fruit and vegetable seedlings to plant in new raised garden beds.

Bateman Primary School will use $4311 to buy a shade house, shed and tools to establish a kitchen garden, and a worm farm and bins for collecting recycling waste.Grants from the Waste Wise Schools program totalled $106,000.

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