Boomerang Bags reducing plastic in the Douglas Shire



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Anita Everett (From Mossman Support Services) handing bags to Mossman Motel and Holiday Villas Simon Mulligan. Image: Supplied

The Mossman Community Centre Boomerang Bag group has come a long way since beginning its Boomerang bag program in August 2017 and now supplies bags to the Mossman Motel and Holiday Villas for guests to “borrow and bring back”.

When Queensland became plastic-bag-free, Mossman Support Services started up the Boomerang bag program and to date they have made 445 bags which are used for food parcels and bread for people who access the service.  

Bags were also made available for people who attended the Eco Fashion Week in November last year.

It’s a great community engagement activity and is a good way to engage members of the community whilst recycling and reducing plastic to help create a greener community.

The Mossman Community Centre’s Men’s Shed contributed to the initiative and built a bag stand out of recycled timber for the bags to be displayed in reception.

The program is run entirely by volunteers and it welcomes anyone interested to join. It runs every Thursday from 10am-12pm at Mossman Support Services, 20 Mill Street, Mossman. Donations for the bags are accepted at the Community Centre.

For more information, contact Jill Bradley at Mossman Support Services on Monday-Thursdays from 8:30am-3:30pm. Phone: 07 4098 2016 or email: comdevdscsa.orgau





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