Boomerang Bags Carterton is a community led initiative which started in 2017. It aims to reduce the number of plastic bags by making bags from fabric that people no longer want and have donated. These bags can be borrowed from shops and returned in their own time.
To date Boomerang Bags Carterton has made 2100 bags! Monthly working bees are held at South End school and bring together Cartertonians of all ages. There are a core group of 20 sewers, and the group has involved over 100 people so far. Boomerang Bags Carterton have shared their sewing skills with numerous schools and youth groups, and create awareness around the environmental issue of single use plastic bags.
Boomerang Bags Carterton not only offers a sustainable alternative to single use plastic bags, it also builds community connectedness and wellbeing by bringing people together and sharing skills; working towards a common goal to offer a local solution to climate change.