Boomerang Bags celebrates 1st year

Last year a group of local volunteers began meeting every Wednesday – with the exception of Christmas week – to make reusable shopping bags, produce bags and bees wax wraps.

Their Boomerang bags were launched at the Kiama Farmers’ Market – and over the last eight months over 3,000 ‘borrow and bring back’ reusable shopping bags have been circulated.

The group’s President, Camilla Kerr-Ruston says, “The interest and support has been beyond that which I imagined.

“We could not have done this with the support of the EPA, Kiama Council, especially Josephine St John, the Kiama Farmers’ Market and the Kiama community.

“We are also very pleased that this has started so many conversations about plastic and other waste in our beautiful area and look forward to working with Plastic Free Kiama in the near future.”

The attractiveness of the reusable shopping bags as presents, mementos and even as gift wrapping has led the not-for-profit group to sell special bags to funds to service the group’s sewing machines and purchase threads and screen-printing supplies.

These bags are available at the Kiama Farmers’ Market, The Collective and My Room in Kiama.



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