The last month has been highly eventful for the social and economic climate in the world of bags!
Our government announced it's positive response to pressure from community, with it's resolution to have single use plastic bags phased out over the next 12 months.
Major retailers have also responded, with Mitre 10, Z, The Warehouse, Countdown and Foodstuffs removing their traditional single use bags from checkouts (replacing them with stronger versions of plastic bags -intended for reuse...we can hope).
The details are still very fuzzy, and it comes with it's share of controversy...as there always will be with any major social change. If you're keen to follow up on some of the details, here are some great articles:
To give an update, and hear your thoughts on this, we will be holding a public meeting, and hope very much that you'll be able to join us:
BAGS FOR GOOD PUBLIC MEETINGMONDAY 10th September, 6-7pm
Stitch Kitchen Studio: 88 Vogel Street, corner of Jetty Street
Please RSVP by the 7th September by emailing me: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you cannot make it, but have any questions, or suggestions, please also let me know by email.
Bags for Good co-ordinator, Fiona Jenkin, recording bag adventures on the mission to reduce textile waste, reduce plastic, and build friendships.