Boomerang Bags show how it’s done

Kiama Boomerang Bags’ two day sewing bee in Kiama Village was a great success, introducing the concept to people shopping with a major grocery chain.

Organiser Camilla Kerr-Ruston said the announcements by Woolworths, Coles and IGA that they were ceasing single use plastic shopping bags on 1 July 2018 had increased interest in Boomerang Bags.

“We’ve had great success with shoppers and stallholders at the Kiama Farmers Market,” says Camilla.

“But the announcements by Coles, Woolworths and IGA has seen a flood of enquiries about alternatives to single use plastic bags.”

Members of the group sewed bags and gave demonstrations over the two days.

The Bags are available on a borrow and bring back basis from various location around town, including the Kiama Farmers’ Market.

 

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