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Boomerang Bags - Busy Bees Coral Welham and Bev O’Rourke

Busy Bees Coral Welham and Bev O’Rourke

Barb Rees

Rainbow Beach’s Boomerang Bags community is growing slowly but surely. From one attendee at the first get-together to nine at the next, they are gathering momentum and all for a great cause.

For the uninitiated, Boomerang Bags is the concept that a community can come together and make a small but significant difference by making recycled, reusable fabric bags for shopping, to replace the single use plastic bags.

Not only will this reduce the number of plastic bags infiltrating the environment and polluting our waterways, but by recycling old clothing, linen and fabric off-cuts they are helping address the landfill. It is a win-win situation.

Hopefully it can eventually become a fortnightly affair, but more helpers are needed. It doesn’t matter if you have never sewn – cutters and ironers and printers are also needed. The vision is to make it a project that the whole community can get behind and be proud of.

Spring is here, so it’s time to clean out your cupboards and wardrobes, but rather than dump the unwanted items, put them to good use.

If you can help with either man hours or by donating unwanted clothing, linen or cotton for sewing the bags, please message Barb on 0423841062 or pop in and see Anne-Marie at Inspire Home Body and Health.

A big thank you to the people who have already contributed and a huge shout out to Sam, Maureen and Ruth for the use of the Rainbow Sands.

Get going and get sewing for a great cause – join in Sunday October 8 and 22,  2.30pm at the Sands, check page for updates.

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