Nowra Anglican College students embrace Boomerang Bag project

Nowra Anglican College students are on a mission to reduce their plastic bag use. 

After learning that four to 12 million tons of plastic bags are found in the ocean each year, students are working with Shoalhaven City Council to embrace the Boomerang Bag project. 

The Boomerang Bag project aims to reduce the use of plastic bags by up cycling pre-loved linens and fabrics into reusable bags that are offered as an alternative to plastic bags.

Students recently collaborated with volunteer helpers for a day of sewing, and later undertook an education across the school to encourage fellow students to reduce their use of plastic bags.

Nowra Anglican College student Ambrosia Hayes said the day also provided new skills. 

“I have learned not only about plastic bags and why we should use alternatives such as boomerang bags, but I have also learned how to sew on a machine,” she said.

For more information about the Boomerang Bag project, contact Fiona Schreurs at Shoalhaven City Council at

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