Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 484 Issue Date: 13 Aug, 2018

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Modeling the bags!

Boomerang Bags

Rob Houwen introduced Jo Bunker, a well known Geraldton identity, who has been involved in volunteer organisations for many years. Jo is involved in Boomerang Bags, a not for profit grassroots, community driven movement, tackling plastic pollution at its source.Worldwide, it has 708 communities underway, has diverted 62,000 kgs of waste from landfill and made 205,603 bags.

In Geraldton, the community has 10/15 women who have made over 2500 bags for the community. The concept is to use the cloth bag instead of plastic, and return the re-usable bag to its source to be used by someone else. Geraldton Fruit and Veg are a local outlet. The group received a grant from Bendigo Bank in 2017 and has space at the Geraldton Residential College for a workroom and storage facility. The ladies either work from the GRC or home.

Businesses and households are urged to become more aware of reducing the use of plastic.

SAY NO TO PLASTIC BAGS IN GERALDTON.

More information on the website: boomerangbags.org

Questions/comments were received from Dan, (Can they use 5 Carlton jumpers for bags ??), Councillor Bylund, (Council has a motion on the books to ban/reduce plastics). Rob Houwen, (Story on the amount of plastic found in a whale)

Thanks were delivered by Bluey Muir, convenient for World Environment Week.

Author: Geoff Wood

Published: 7 June, 2018

 


Meeting Rosters
Date
Setup & Door
Setup & Door
Guest Speaker Host
Invocation & Toast
Raffle & Rotary Cor
Guest Speaker Thanks
Fines Master
Student
15 Aug, 18
Peter Sukiennik
Clark Scarff
Lew Hills
Glenn O'Brien
Viki Fennell
Graeme Bylund
Robert Houwen
Laurie Dines
22 Aug, 18
Raj Mavath
Peter Svensson
Bruce Ralph
Steve Muir
Michelle Mitchell
Tony Emmott
Hugh Lavery
Kim Stokes
29 Aug, 18
Dan Crisp
Ray Haynes
Paul Pirrottina
Geoff Wood
Terry Stewart
Clark Scarff
Grant Woodhams
Stu Watson
05 Sep, 18
Tim Duggan
Phil Martin
Ian Taylor
Douglas Bruce
Scott Bennett
Geoff Watson
Bruce Ralph
Ray Haynes
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