Material for Boomerang Bag, helpers needed

EACH Australian household uses about 100kg of plastic packaging a year, and this month Cumberland Council is encouraging residents to sign up to Plastic Free July, and take the challenge to avoid, refuse or replace as much single-use plastic as possible.

Begun in 2013 after a conversation about plastic, Boomerang Bags encourages local communities, groups and individuals to get together to sew unwanted clothes and other material into reusable bags with the aim of replacing plastic bags.
Cumberland is planning to create its own Boomerang Bags program and is calling for people to help sew fabric bags. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to help, and donations of fabric are also welcome.
Other council supported initiatives include selling and supporting reusable coffee cups through the coffee cart near the Council Chambers at Merrylands, as well as having eight public water refill stations around the LGA where people can fill up their reusable drink bottles.
For tips on reducing your plastic use, visit or for more information on Boomerang Bags call 8757 9000 or visit