Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level. Dedicated schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers get together to make re-useable ‘Boomerang Bags’ using recycled materials as a means to replace plastic bags. These bags are made available at supermarkets for the public to ‘borrow and bring back’. Through Boomerang Bags we start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!
As the Qld government are set to ban single use plastic bags in 2018 we’re really excited to set up Boomerang Bags in Cairns in 2017. Having this service available once the plastic bag ban commences will hopefully ease the transition in FNQ.
Thanks to the organisation of Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, volunteers from the Marine Response Team and a Sustainability Grant from Cairns Regional Council this awesome project has come to Cairns!
Check out CAFNEC’s video:
Check out the national Boomerang Bags video: