Ban Plastic Bags and Protect the Bay
Published on 19 December 2018
Holiday makers and day trippers heading the Mornington Peninsula over the summer holidays have been urged to bring their shopping bags on holidays and support the Ban on Plastic Bags to Protect the Bay.
Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire, Cr. David Gill said we are encouraging the estimated three million visitors who enjoy the Mornington Peninsula over the summer holidays to support the Ban on Plastic Bags and bring their own shopping bags or purchase a locally volunteer made cloth Boomerang Bag for a Gold Coin at many retailers who are part of the campaign.
"Many holiday homes and camping grounds are based along the Mornington Peninsula coastline, with the population swelling dramatically in the summer months."
The Peninsula's Boomerang Bags volunteers have collectively produced more than 25,000 Boomerang Bags in just over a year.
"The creative production of the bags using upcycled durable cotton and opportunity shop donations produces highly desirable one of a kind bags and is playing a major role in helping to educate the community to care for our sensitive marine environment," Cr. Gill said.
Find out where to get a Boomerang Bag and help promote and protect the Port Phillip and Westernport Bays Click Here: www.morningtonpeninsulaboomerangbags.com
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Cr. Simon Brooks; Tracey Trueman, Manager Dromana Community House and Heather Barton, Manager Sorrento Community House from Boomerang Bags; Cr. Antonella Celi; Shelle Hepburn from Boomerang Bags and Cr. David Gill, Mayor of Mornington Peninsula Shire promoting the colourful handmade Boomerang Bags at the Seawinds Community Hub at Capel Sound.