How it works

Boomerang Bags works to reduce the use of plastic bags by engaging local communities in the making of Boomerang Bags – community made using recycled materials, Boomerang Bags provide a free, fun, sustainable alternative to plastic bags.

By getting involved with Boomerang Bags, you are participating in a national movement that celebrates a local grassroots initiative, community building and sustainability.

Enter your details here for the more detailed ‘How to Guide’ to help you get Boomerang Bags started in your local area.

1) Build community

Boomerang Bags ‘communities’ are areas in which groups of volunteers get together to make bags regularly for the wider community to use. You can either make bags solo, join a nearby Boomerang Bags communitystart a community of your own, or simply get together with friends to make a few bags over a cuppa!

Check out the Find a Community page to see who’s nearby.

2) Collect materials

Rummage through the linen closets of family, friends and friends of friends, or clean out your local op-shop for second-hand materials suitable for making bags!

3) Make Boomerang Bags!

Get together with above mentioned group and make Boomerang Bags! You can use our templates, or come up with your own designs.

4) Put them to use!

Let the bags out into your local community!

If you don’t live near a current Boomerang Bags community, give them away to friends, family, colleagues, the bag-less stranger in front of you at the supermarket, wrap presents in them, or stash them in your car and handbag so that you’re never caught without a re-useable bag when you need one!