Bag swap stations
Helping our community break the bag habit
New bag swap stations in local supermarkets aim to help shoppers who forget to bring their own reusable bags.
Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers have been working with local retailers to establish the initiative.
It's a simple system, where there is a box of clean reusable bags available for shoppers to use if they forget to bring their own. They can just return the bag next time they visit the store.
Customers are also encouraged to donate their spare reusable bags for others to use.
The bag swap stations are now at the Blackalls Park Friendly Grocer, and the Boolaroo IGA. The Redhead Sustainable Neighbourhood are also working to install the stations at Redhead Village shops.
Local retailers have reported that their customers have been appreciative of the spare reusable bags.
Set up a local Bag Swap Station
You might like to set up something similar at your local shops.