A few months ago I wrote this post in which I mentioned the fact that I was interested in getting Boomerang Bags started in Maleny. Well, interest was as far as I got before life and other stuff got in the way.
However, others were a bit more pro-active. The latest issue of the local newspaper, Hinterland Times, featured an article about 2 enterprising young women in our local community who have set up a Boomerang Bags group in Maleny.
Thanks to the article and the Facebook page, a group of about a dozen people gathered on Monday to discuss how to progress this fabulous idea. There was lots of positive discussion and I came away with a renewed enthusiasm to be involved in this initiative which has the capacity to make a real difference.
I came home to check my freshly organised stash of fabric and found several pieces, several of them gifted to me, which will be perfect for making the bags.
My job this week is to wash and iron all of the fabric ready for cutting out. The calico at the front of the photo will be used for making the screen-printed Boomerang Bag logos which are sewn on the bags.
I am really excited and determined to see our small group have an impact on the plastic bag usage in our town.
If you are reading this and live in or near Maleny and are interested in being involved in any way or donating suitable fabric please let me know.
Here is the official Boomerang Bags website if you would like to set up a group in your community.
Instead of despairing the lack of action by governments, becoming involved in grassroots community initiatives like Boomerang Bags may be the way forward. I believe we hold the potential to define our future in our own hands.