In an effort to Rise Above Plastics, Surfrider Foundation has joined forces with Yeskandoo, another not-for-profit organisation, to reduce the use of plastic bags within Burleigh Heads.
A number of bag-share or ‘Boomerang bins’ are being stocked full of re-useable bags and will be placed throughout the shopping district for customers to borrow when they have forgotten their own re-useable bags. The availability of free reuseable bags reduces the reliance of local businesses to supply bags to all customers, and encourages a mentality of re-use among the local community.
The local Men’s Shed are currently building our bins and we are receiving wonderful donations of discontinued fabrics from Coral Homes. The local Country Womens Association, Numinbah Correctional Facility, as well as various schools and community groups have kindly offered to sew Boomerang bags to fill the bins.
If you’d like to get involved in a community sewing bee, or form a group of your own to help us sew bags (all material supplied) contact Tania (0410552025) or Jordyn (0425345066).
Spread the word to help us create a plastic bag free future!