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865 Borrow & Bring Back bags boomeranging in our community

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The local team busy making bags.

The local team busy making bags.

With the support of the Martinborough community and tireless efforts of our fantastic sewing groups and generous individuals Boomerang bags has enjoyed monthly sewing bees since Feb 2017.

Thanks to often anonymous or otherwise unending generosity of too many individuals to mention (you all know who you are! A heartfelt thank you) our community has been inspired to produce an astounding 865 bags in just five months.

Our very own Amanda Ritchie inspired and motivated the schoolchildren, parents and teachers of Martinborough School.  As a key part of their sustainability-themed school term the children learnt about the impact of plastic bags on the environment; made their own bags as well as a short film.  Hats off to the kids of Marty school who are making a difference in the world and to Amanda who cares enough to put all her time and money into this venture.

We aim to have over 1500 Borrow and Bring Back bags created so they can circulate freely in Martinborough for years to come.  Please ask at your local shops and the library for your free Boomerang Bag.
You can buy or commission your own ‘Bought to support’ bags to continue our funding – we have had sales tables at various places in Martinborough during July to mark the launch of plastic free July.  Watch out for more in August or ask at the library.

Boomerang Bags has extended its roots to become a movement throughout New Zealand. You will find these bags in lots of locations including Wellington, Featherston, Carterton, Auckland and Tauranga.
Please remember to return your Boomerang Bag to any of the local participating places so it’s there the next time you want one.

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