Boomerang Bags – Sewing Bee

Tackle plastic pollution at the grassroots level

Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level. Dedicated volunteers get together to make re-usable bags using recycled materials, as a way of providing a sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

These strong reusable bags can be picked up at places like Red Square in town and used in place of plastic ones to do your shopping.

Even if you are no good with a sewing machine, volunteers are needed to help with cutting materials, pinning, ironing and stamping.

All ages welcome, no experience required!

Next Sewing Bees
:  Monday 17th April 2017
Time: 11am-5pm
Place:  Little Big Markets, the Strand, Tauranga

:  Friday 28th April 2017
Time: 10am-2pm
Place:  Mount Maunganui Library

For details on upcoming Sewing Bees


Why Boomerang Bags ?
Most people are aware of the environmental damage caused by plastic bags. Eco green bags have started to pop up everywhere.  However, there is one major set back to ‘eco’ bags – People simply forget to bring them to the shops.
Boomerang Bags offers a cool solution:-

Simple cloth bags (made from recycled donated materials) are stitched together by a group of volunteers. The bags are then made available to anyone, out the front of co-operating shops. The idea being, if you forget to bring your own bag, grab a boomerang bag instead.

Boomerang Bags are free to use. Once you have emptied your shopping at home, you can return the bag to the stand (or any Boomerang Bag stand) at your convenience.
Local businesses can get involved by offering to have a bag stand out the front of their shop. People in the local community are encouraged to donate unwanted fabric. Bed linen through to table cloths, rice sacks and even tea-towels can be fashioned into a bag.