Boomerang Bags Launch


Join us at the St Helens Market on Saturday April 27th between 10 and 1 when we present Boomerang Bags to Break O’Day Community.

Plastic pollution is one of the largest global threats to the environment, with research finding that no part of the planet is free of plastic waste. The impacts of plastic on the environment and living creatures, even humans, are irrefutable.

Boomerang Bags works to increase awareness about plastic pollution and foster sustainable behaviour at a grass-roots level through creating conscious, connected communities.

Our own Break O’Day Community group is one of more than 800 Boomerang Bags communities up and running around the world.   Ours was the first to list in Tasmania.

Volunteers collect and up-cycle unwanted fabric into re-usable shopping bags, diverting thousands of kilograms of waste from landfill, and replacing single use plastic that often ends up in our marine environment.

Along the way we are creating an opportunity for people to connect, socialise, learn new skills and contribute positively to the local community, building social capital and developing environment stewardship.

Boomerang Bags isn’t about replacing all the plastic bags used in our local shops and supermarkets (we couldn’t possibly make them fast enough!)  We hope to provide practical solutions and help change attitudes for social and environmental change.

For the past 20 months our dedicated group of volunteers has been working away to produce 1000 bags!  Bigger communities in Tasmania are ahead of us now in getting bags into circulation.  We’d love you to join us at the Neighbourhood House-you don’t need to be able to sew - so that can forge ahead.

On Saturday we will present bags to representatives from Bay Of Fires IGA, Hilly’s and the NE Providore.

We are especially looking forward to distributing bags to you our fellow residents.