Kilograms of waste diverted from landfill worldwide!
Boomerang Bags made and released worldwide!
Boomerang Bags Communities bubbling away around the planet!
Boomerang Bags is a grassroots, community driven movement tackling plastic pollution at its source.
If you take a look around, you start to realise that much of what we eat, drink, or use comes packaged in plastic – a material made from petroleum which is designed to last forever, yet is usually used only once before being thrown away. The presence of plastic in the marine food webs presents a huge problem, not only for the animals and ocean ecosystems, but for us. Ever heard the saying, ‘you are what you eat’? Much of the seafood which lands on your plate is likely to have consumed plastic. These small particles of plastic are called ‘POPs’ – persistent organic pollutants as they readily absorb toxic chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides which are used all around the world and leach into our oceans. The plastic that our marine life is eating, we are ultimately eating – and this has all sorts of implications for our health. So we asked ourselves: “What can we do?”
Like any issue, the best way to resolve it is to stop it at its source. We need to reduce the amount of plastic being produced, by reducing the amount of plastic we are consuming. Just a generation ago, we packaged our products in re-usable or recyclable materials – glass, metals, and other products designed to last, that could be washed out and used over and over. This is the way to go, and it’s so easy!
We aim to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags