Boomerang Bags project on KI making free shopping bags

Free reusable, fabric shopping bags will soon be made widely available of Kangaroo Island, thanks to the new Boomerang Bags project.

A group of volunteers are taking recycled fabrics, including old sheets, pillow slips, shirts and ties, turning them in to reusable shopping bags that they will be distributed for free all over KI.

Sarah Strong-Law said idea is that over time any business that needs bags can have a Boomerang Bag box and people can use these bags instead of any plastic bags.

The project has just gotten started and has been using the CWA room in Penneshaw.

"We'd love to move the workshop around the island to other locations where people are interested in helping out," she said.

Anyone interested in setting up a bag making workshop or who wants to donate fabric or sewing supplies can contact Sarah on 0405 771 700.

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