STAWELL residents now have the opportunity to use Boomerang Bags.
The bags were launched at Newton's Butchers at the beginning of May - the first business in Stawell to host a distribution point. Stawell's War on Waste group initiated the idea as a way to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags within the community.
"The idea gets people thinking about their use of single-use plastic," group spokesperson Helga Saunders said.
"People can take a bag and return it. It's ok it people don't bring it back. Perhaps a donation to the group would be helpful. Our bags have a lovely screen-printed logo that may appeal to visitors."
Mrs Saunders said keeping up with the demand for the bags and expanding into additional stores will require ongoing sewing bees.
"Already hundreds of metres of fabric have been donated, so all the group needs to keep the community stocked up with Boomerang Bags is more sewers," she said. "The sewing group meets each Friday from 2-4pm at the Stawell Neighbourhood House."
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