Frankston reduces plastic bags with help from Seaford

August 2, 2017 by  

Seaford has long been an environmentally-conscious community, and the next sewing bee to make fabric shopping bags will take place soon at the Belvedere Community Centre in Seaford.

Plastic Bag Free Frankston has been actively helping to manufacture fabric bags to replace single use plastic bags. The bags are made locally by Seaford residents who belong to the Boomerang Bags sewing community.

Boomerang Bags started in 2013 when two Gold Coast women, Tania Potts and Jordyn de Boer, decided to make a difference by replacing plastic bags in their own community. The movement has since spread across Australia.

Print shops in Seaford are on hand to help with awareness by providing marketing services or logo design to interested groups who wish to follow a similar path.

People can join in by attending the next sewing bee on Tuesday, August 1, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm, at the Belvedere Community Centre at 36 Belvedere Road, Seaford.

Tuesday’s sewing bee will be the fourth of its kind. All materials are provided, but participants are asked to bring their own sewing machines, tools such as pins and scissors, and a plate of snacks to share. Tea and coffee will be provided.

There is no charge to join, but places are limited and need to be reserved to prevent overcrowding. This can be done by registering on the Eventbrite website.