Boomerang Bags-- The Bags that keep Giving

A plastic-free movement that provides an alternative for shoppers who don’t have their own reusable bags is coming to Prince Rupert.

“Boomerang Bags” were developed in Australia, and are now a part of 350 projects worldwide.

How in the world do you get an entire community to remember to bring their own re-usable shopping bags?

… You provide the bags for them!!

This is exactly what Prince Rupert resident Tera Marhauer did by bringing the plastic-free movement to the city.

“First and foremost I love to sew, so this is an excuse for me to use my sewing skills and do something for the community, plus it’s great for the environment—we’re using less plastic and helping out the ocean,” says Marhauer.

The bags are made up of recycled materials donated by people within the community.

“We will be making some bags just for sale to be bringing in revenue and they will say ‘Bought to Support Boomerang Bags’ and that’s how we will be buying extra materials,” says Marhauer.

Marhauer and her team have one bag equipped, that means they have 999 bags to go in order to reach their goal of 1000 bags in the next 3 months.

“Now we don’t have a strict deadline, but the faster that we can get these in stores, the better it’ll be,“ says Marhauer.

Marhauer says Save-On Foods is on board with providing a place for the bags in the store; however the approval of Safeway is still pending.

“So Tera came in the other day, well last week and she approached me about this re-usable bag idea that apparently is working fantastic in Australia. I just thought it really coincided like perfectly with this whole missing that we’re doing for the environment and everything,” says Nate Alcos, Manager of Save-On Foods.

“Hopefully we’ll be at Save-On Foods and Safeway.”

Marhauer says they’re always looking for more volunteers and if you’d like to reduce plastic bag pollution don’t hesitate to donate.

“If you have cotton, if you have sheets, if you have polyester—anything study fabric, we need donationsm,” says Tera Marhauer.

A plastic-free movement that provides an alternative for shoppers who don’t have their own reusable bags is coming to Prince Rupert.

“Boomerang Bags” were developed in Australia, and are now a part of 350 projects worldwide.

How in the world do you get an entire community to remember to bring their own re-usable shopping bags?

… You provide the bags for them!!

This is exactly what Prince Rupert resident Tera Marhauer did by bringing the plastic-free movement to the city.

“First and foremost I love to sew, so this is an excuse for me to use my sewing skills and do something for the community, plus it’s great for the environment—we’re using less plastic and helping out the ocean,” says Marhauer.

The bags are made up of recycled materials donated by people within the community.

“We will be making some bags just for sale to be bringing in revenue and they will say ‘Bought to Support Boomerang Bags’ and that’s how we will be buying extra materials,” says Marhauer.

Marhauer and her team have one bag equipped, that means they have 999 bags to go in order to reach their goal of 1000 bags in the next 3 months.

“Now we don’t have a strict deadline, but the faster that we can get these in stores, the better it’ll be,“ says Marhauer.

Marhauer says Save-On Foods is on board with providing a place for the bags in the store; however the approval of Safeway is still pending.

“So Tera came in the other day, well last week and she approached me about this re-usable bag idea that apparently is working fantastic in Australia. I just thought it really coincided like perfectly with this whole missing that we’re doing for the environment and everything,” says Nate Alcos, Manager of Save-On Foods.

“Hopefully we’ll be at Save-On Foods and Safeway.”

Marhauer says they’re always looking for more volunteers and if you’d like to reduce plastic bag pollution don’t hesitate to donate.

“If you have cotton, if you have sheets, if you have polyester—anything study fabric, we need donationsm,” says Tera Marhauer.