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 are 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:
Lake Macquarie Mayor Kay Fraser (second from left), with Nico, Ami, Jack and Robyn.
Robyn (LT Creek Sustainable Neighbourhood Group) and Steve (Toronto Area Sustainable Neighbourhood Group) at the Blackalls Park Friendly Grocer.
Thank you to Sustainable Neighbourhood volunteers Steve, Robyn, Jody, Chris and Suzanne for setting up the bag swap stations in your local shopping centres! And thank you to our participating businesses who have enthusiastically embraced the initiative.
Set up a local Bag Swap Station
You might like to set up something similar at your local shops.