Newsletter for the Rotary Club of Geraldton Greenough - Issue No.: 524 Issue Date: 20 May, 2019

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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
22 May, 19
Raj Mavath
Tom Maina
Kevin Watson
Kim Stokes
Clark Scarff
Ray Haynes
Hugh Lavery
Jim Dillon
29 May, 19
Michelle Mitchell
Kevin Watson
Lew Hills
Douglas Bruce
Kim Stokes
Paul Pirrottina
Laurie Dines
Phil Martin
05 Jun, 19
Peter Sukiennik
Kerryn Horo
Bruce Ralph
John Gooch
Geoff Wood
Geoff Watson
Phil Martin
Kim Stokes
12 Jun, 19
Ian Taylor
Steve Muir
Raj Mavath
Viki Fennell
Hugh Lavery
Robert Houwen
Jim Dillon
Geoff Watson
Upcoming Events
Organiser
Event Name
 
Venue
Date
Time
Reg. By
Our Club
Batavia Hall, Geraldton Grammar School
Wed, 22 May, 19
9:00am
22 May, 19
Our Club
Batavia Hall, Geraldton Grammar School
Thu, 23 May, 19
9:00am
22 May, 19
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