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Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee

  • Thursday, September 06, 2018
  • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • 27-29 Greenslopes Street, Cairns, Queensland, Australia 4870

Thursday 6th September 4.30 - 9:00 pm
Downstairs of Cominos House 
27-29 Greenslopes St, Cairns North

What is Boomerang Bags? 
Boomerang Bags is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level.
Dedicated schools, community groups, businesses and volunteers get together to make re-useable ‘Boomerang Bags’ using recycled materials as a means to replace plastic bags. 

Volunteers hand out bags one by one at dedicated stalls outside of supermarkets, at farmers markets, anywhere, and having one-on-one conversations with people,”about waste, about sustainability and about community, empowering people to be part of the solutions”. This way, one bag equals one conversation, amplifying the message of each of our lovingly created bags. 

Through Boomerang Bags we start conversations, make friends, up-cycle materials and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use – one community, needle and thread at a time!

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So what do we do? We meet up the first Thursday of every month from 4.30 - 9.00pm to sew reusable bags from recycled fabric. 
Got a sewing machine? Yes - definitely bring it along! Don't have one? That's okay we've got other jobs too! 

Check out this video of the Cairns chapter in action:

Questions, comments anything? Email the committee at or ring 07 40321746

Join the Boomeang Bags Cairns Facebook Group here:

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Thanks to the organisation of the Cairns and Far North Environment Centre, volunteers from the Cafnec Marine Response Team and a sustainability grant from Cairns Regional Council this awesome project has been established.


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