If you’ve seen our previous newsletters, you’ll know that Blacks Road Green Grocer in North Road, North East Valley have been wonderful supporters of the project. Since June they have hosted a community bag library; loaning bags to local customers who have forgotten their own reusable bags, and happily receiving them back again to pass on the kindness to the next person.
Christopher had so many people asking if they can buy the bags, rather than having to return them, that he has just switched from the ‘Borrow and Bring Back’ bags, to stocking the ‘Bought to Support’ bags. Customers can now purchase these bags and enjoy keeping and reusing these colourful, multi-purpose, upcycled gems for $15.00 each.
Not only are these a way of enjoying a good thing, but the money raised from the sale of these bags helps us pay for all the various costs of the project, and keep it truly sustainable.
Blacks Road Grocer also stock other fantastic re-usable items, such as keep cups, wax wraps and produce bags, and stock a wide variety of quality local produce and grocery items with hardly a piece of plastic in site! Highly recommend stopping in on your way past for a relaxing cup of tea and delicious snack, which brings back strong memories of hanging out in my grandmothers kitchen.
Bags for Good co-ordinator, Fiona Jenkin, recording bag adventures on the mission to reduce textile waste, reduce plastic, and build friendships.