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From boomerangbags.org - 

In 2013 Tania and Jordyn started a conversation about plastic.

They found how it was overflowing landfills, floating in the oceans, strangling marine life and causing all sorts of trouble. So what could be done about it?

The answer stared them in the face, from the one million plastic bags being used every minute, the 10.46 million of tonnes of fabric waste created each year, and the willingness and generosity of people from all fabrics of society to do something about it. They created a platform that supports the diversion of post-consumer material (waste) into reusable bags to replace plastic bags and most importantly, start conversations.

The initiative spread enthusiastically, and is now in over 1100 communities worldwide. Hundreds of thousands of plastic bags have been saved from landfill, and behaviour change went way beyond the bag to other single-use plastics and sustainable living. Not to mention the immeasurable social impact of the conversations, connections and new friendships created in the process!

Perhaps, it’s not about the plastic bag at all.

Wild Mountains Boomerang Bags Story -  We came across Boomerang Bags in Burliegh Heads in 2015 from seeing a stand in a locl health food store, then after a conference called Plasticity in 2017 we created the Plastic Free July passport and featured the good work of this group. We are always on the look out for community action that supports living more lightly on the planet and coupled with Slow Clothing and our Plastic free July Program becoming a Hub and a Wild Mountains Boomerang Bag group seemed like a natural fit. We meet most months at Wild Mountains , get in touch for more details and next meet up - [email protected]