Boomerang Bags Launch

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Boomerang Bags Launch

Project 2017-05-23 13:07:15 +1200

Boomerang Bags is a community iniatiave focusing on the elimination of single use plastic bags. 

Passionate volunteers divert textiles and fabric from landfill to make reuseable ‘Boomerang Bags’ available as a free alternative solution to plastic bags.

Through Boomerang Bags we recreate communities, share skills, divert fabrics from landfill and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use.

In June this year Boomerang Bags Wellington will celebrate our launch, kick off plastic-free July, and realease over 1500 re-usable bags into our communities. These will be offered free as an alternative to plastic bags in all sorts of retail spaces from Farmers markets, to supermarkets and clothing stores. 

Boomerang Bags Wellington will work over the next 3 years to extend this project NZ wide and create a national hub of like minded communities all working together to create a plastic free future.

By 2020 we hope to see New Zealand have a nationwide shift in society to be a plastic bag free country.  

Who are we?

We call ourselves "The Crazy Bag Ladies", but we are really just everyday people that are deelpy concerned about the fact that the world is drowning in plastic. We come from all walks of life and from all over Wellington. We are, Students, Mums, Teachers, Community Workers, all with one thing in common, our desire to elimate single use plastic bags in New Zealand. 

Join us on our crusade!

 

Crazy Bag Ladies

 

 

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Updates 8

Almost there!

24/06/2017 at 10:15 PM

We're so close to meeting our goal! Now we're looking ahead to set new goals! 

A number of you have asked "what will we do with the extra when we exceed the taeget"? Great question! 

Given we are all volunteers, we are currently running the Boomerang Bags operations out of homes, garages, sheds, nooks and crannys of out kind hearted communities. What we really need is a hub space to be more accessible to our exiciting Boomerang groups, and have a space for the new communities to come and get some ideas for their set up. 

Any funds exceeding our target will be put towards leasing a space - initially for storage, but ultimately for a permanent hub to host bees, meet communites, and have the Boomerang Bags Plastic Pollution Solution HQ in Wellington.

Thank you all for supporting us so far, you are amazing people, and we know we can make an impact, and so can you! We'll be getting all these bags and treats ready to post out so you can join the crusade and show off your swanky bags.

Please remember to pledge, like, share and spread the word! 

xoxo

Jemma and the Crazy Bag Ladies

Hot off the press!

23/06/2017 at 12:51 PM

The amazing team at Burger Liquor (www.burgerliquor.co.nz) have offered us an evening at their rockin joint to add to our latest Pledge!

Now not only will you get 100 amazing, original, re-purposed bags BUT you also get to hang out with us AKA The Crazy Bag Ladies while we inspire you, charm you, convert you to antiplasolocism (yes I made that word up), and create your dream bags!

PLEDGE NOW or SHARE this with that "person" that you know NEEDS these bags at their business!

This is a one time offer so get in quick. Only 2 days to go!

Do we have an offer for you!!

21/06/2017 at 7:34 PM

With only 4 days to go we have the most amazing offer for you.

We will make you 100 of the most original, the most individual, the ultimate in funky re-usable bags. These will be customised specifically for you; send us your company logo, choose your favourite fabrics from our stash of donations, and we'll get to work! 

This is an offer not to be missed... need promo gifts for your clients and customers? Need promo bags for an event you're holding soon? Want to be the coolest boss in the world and provide your team with a supply of Boomerang bags for in and around the office? We've got you covered. Just click that little pledge button right there, and you'll be sorted! 

 

 

Introducing the rest of the crew...

20/06/2017 at 9:32 PM

Meet the delightful Steph!

Steph is a Psychology and Sociology student at Victoria University and is our key contact for all things screenprinting (think ink, prints and process). Based with our Aro Valley Boomerang Bag Community, Steph is always the calm at the centre of the storm and loves assisting new Boomerang Bags communites set up their screen printing processes.

Steph loves the sense of creativity and community in Wellington and is passionate about creating social and environmental change. 

"I love meeting lots of like-minded people, and being part of something that is making tangible change"

Meet Emma our super sewer!

Emma is an amazing Mum of 2, a passionate teacher and a feisty environmentalist (in a good way!). Emma is our Karori Lead Co-ordinator, runs our Karori Facebook page and somehow manages to know the name of every volunteer that pops through the door. 

She is by the far the best sewer on the team and has spent many a night driving her lovely husband bonkers with the constant whir of her trusty machine. Emma truly believes that change starts at home and with our children. She is often heard encouraging young-uns to nag their parents into not using plastic bags. 

'I hate plastic and I am rethinking and slowly attempting to change habits in my own home where ever I can, but it is a gradual process. I really hope our enthusiasm will inspire others to make small changes to the way they live, one person really CAN make a difference!'

 

And finally meet me... Ali! (the big one in the background)

I am a proud Mama of 2 who spends a lot of time flabbergasted at how in the short space of under 100 years the human race has managed to drown itself in plastic. It concerns me that convenience has become more important than common sense and the human race swans about on their only planet assuming that someone else will take care of their waste.

Boomerang Bags has been an incredible and eye opening journey for me so far, where I am have met amazing passionate people who are making positive change in their families and communities. 

 

Come and join us on this Boomerang Bag adventure and help us keep the momentum of this project moving all the way to a Plastic Bag Free New Zealand.

We have 5 days left to fund our project and we are almost there, so please PLEDGE and SHARE and let's make the world a better place.

6 Days to go... time to meet the team

19/06/2017 at 4:05 PM

6 DAYS TO GO...

Time to meet some of the amazing team behind Wellington Boomerang Bags.

Introducing the lovely Sarah!

Sarah is our Aussie import and has moved from Melbourne to get involved in community and environmental projects. With a background in developement and environmental education, she has spent many hours ranting about waste. In order to avoid becoming bitter and twisted about it, she has found a group of people that are passionate about making changes and embracing alternatives to "convenient" plastics. 

“Boomerang Bags has been such a great way to meet people and is a simple way to get people thinking and talking about waste. I have met so many generous and friendly people who care just as much as I do about raising awareness and embracing behaviour change to tackle waste issues locally and globally. It has seemed to snowball and I am positive we will be part of a Plastic Bag Free New Zealand.” 

 

 


Meet the amazing Jemma!

Jemma is our social media guru and runs our storage unit (aka her spare bedroom). With a background in project management, she keeps us organised and communicating, and draws loads of mind maps. Jemma is also our screen printing expert and can smash out 200 pockets over a glass of whisky and a few episodes of "Game of Thrones".

"I love being part of the Boomerang Bag community. I have connected with an awesome and passionate group of people who all agree that plastic bags are an unnecessary aspect in our lives."

 

Meet the wonderful Pip!

Pip is our waste diversion master and is super passionate about finding ways to divert usable waste from landfill.  Currently finishing her GradDip in Chemistry at Victoria University, Pip is an advisor at the Ministry for Primary Industries and is our go to person for all things fabric. Pip strongly believes that everything can be given a second life and wants to ensure that all of the fabric we divert is used in the most productive way possible.

Pip has also been to Scott Base which makes her the coolest of all of us. 

 

With only 6 days to go, we need one final push to fund our campaign... so please SHARE to all of your friends, families and networks, so we can all enjoy a plastic bag free New Zealand.

 

 

Hot Dang Check out these little beauties!

13/06/2017 at 7:59 PM

Bought to Support with Matching Produce Bag

 

Bought to Support Bag

Boomerang Bags are going viral....

08/06/2017 at 8:29 AM

Check out our super cute new video. Ali and Jemma, two of the legends behind Wellington Boomerang Bags tell you a bit more about Boomerang Bags and give you a sneak peek of our "Bought to Support" bags.

Please SHARE with everyone you know. 18 days to go!

 

Our voice went National on Radio NZ today

06/06/2017 at 10:00 PM

Today we spoke with Kathryn Ryan on Radio NZs Nine to Noon, about how we are changing the world one needle and thread at a time. Check out the interview here and make sure you share it with all of your friends and loved ones. 

 

 

    Pledgers 112

    Nick Kyle
    2017-06-21 04:58:10 +1200
    Tania Anderson
    2017-06-20 21:29:16 +1200

    "Love the community initiative and ethos :)"

    Lucy Clements
    2017-06-20 18:00:29 +1200
    Kim
    2017-06-19 23:47:41 +1200

    "Nearly there, and such a great project's bound to takeoff."

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-19 16:24:09 +1200
    Val Grose
    2017-06-19 08:18:02 +1200
    Val Grose
    2017-06-19 08:15:16 +1200

    "Great idea, we all need to do what we can to change, awesome effort"

    Nadine Sole
    2017-06-18 16:14:39 +1200
    Catherine McFadzien
    2017-06-17 17:14:43 +1200
    Ann Wood
    2017-06-16 20:37:07 +1200

    "Happy to support this great project"

    Jo Hayes
    2017-06-16 14:14:36 +1200

    "Awesome stuff! Happy to offer my support."

    Bridget Bull
    2017-06-16 13:03:00 +1200

    "Keep up the good work"

    Tania Grose
    2017-06-16 10:47:37 +1200
    Jacqui DuFour Binks
    2017-06-16 10:46:35 +1200
    Jenny newth
    2017-06-15 21:22:14 +1200
    Michelle Hooper
    2017-06-15 20:53:38 +1200

    "Great work Ladies! I look forward to your initiative taking off!"

    Lianne Jaycock
    2017-06-15 19:51:20 +1200

    "I'm happy to support endeavours to try and save our planet like Boomerang Bags."

    Sarah
    2017-06-15 11:16:12 +1200
    bibi devoy
    2017-06-15 10:02:51 +1200

    "Sending lots of love! To motherearth and fathereath supporters. Thanks Ali"

    Anonymous pledger
    2017-06-14 22:44:44 +1200
    Yvan Richard
    2017-06-14 11:38:33 +1200

    "Brilliant initiative! A big thank you to you from the world"

    Julia Forsyth
    2017-06-14 08:26:32 +1200

    "Fantastic initiative. "

    Bridget Lensen
    2017-06-13 20:40:53 +1200

    "Fantastic idea! Awesome job guys :)"

    Seamus Kirkpatrick
    2017-06-13 18:04:34 +1200
    Simon Travaglia
    2017-06-13 08:28:01 +1200
    Jacqui
    2017-06-12 20:42:35 +1200
    Jane Stewart Dickson
    2017-06-12 15:12:49 +1200

    "Please could you send a receipt to my email address thanks [email protected]"

    Perri
    2017-06-12 12:13:27 +1200

    "When it's time to Boomerang in Hawkes Bay, let me know, I'll help any way I can!"

    Angella Neilson
    2017-06-12 11:36:52 +1200
    Vashti
    2017-06-11 20:01:53 +1200

    Followers 4

    Followers of Boomerang Bags Launch

    Boomerang Bags Launch

    Project 2017-05-23 13:07:15 +1200

    Boomerang Bags is a community iniatiave focusing on the elimination of single use plastic bags. 

    Passionate volunteers divert textiles and fabric from landfill to make reuseable ‘Boomerang Bags’ available as a free alternative solution to plastic bags.

    Through Boomerang Bags we recreate communities, share skills, divert fabrics from landfill and work towards shifting society’s throw away mentality to a more sustainable revolution of re-use.

    In June this year Boomerang Bags Wellington will celebrate our launch, kick off plastic-free July, and realease over 1500 re-usable bags into our communities. These will be offered free as an alternative to plastic bags in all sorts of retail spaces from Farmers markets, to supermarkets and clothing stores. 

    Boomerang Bags Wellington will work over the next 3 years to extend this project NZ wide and create a national hub of like minded communities all working together to create a plastic free future.

    By 2020 we hope to see New Zealand have a nationwide shift in society to be a plastic bag free country.  

    Who are we?

    We call ourselves "The Crazy Bag Ladies", but we are really just everyday people that are deelpy concerned about the fact that the world is drowning in plastic. We come from all walks of life and from all over Wellington. We are, Students, Mums, Teachers, Community Workers, all with one thing in common, our desire to elimate single use plastic bags in New Zealand. 

    Join us on our crusade!

     

    Crazy Bag Ladies

     

     

    Comments

    Almost there!

    24/06/2017 at 10:15 PM

    We're so close to meeting our goal! Now we're looking ahead to set new goals! 

    A number of you have asked "what will we do with the extra when we exceed the taeget"? Great question! 

    Given we are all volunteers, we are currently running the Boomerang Bags operations out of homes, garages, sheds, nooks and crannys of out kind hearted communities. What we really need is a hub space to be more accessible to our exiciting Boomerang groups, and have a space for the new communities to come and get some ideas for their set up. 

    Any funds exceeding our target will be put towards leasing a space - initially for storage, but ultimately for a permanent hub to host bees, meet communites, and have the Boomerang Bags Plastic Pollution Solution HQ in Wellington.

    Thank you all for supporting us so far, you are amazing people, and we know we can make an impact, and so can you! We'll be getting all these bags and treats ready to post out so you can join the crusade and show off your swanky bags.

    Please remember to pledge, like, share and spread the word! 

    xoxo

    Jemma and the Crazy Bag Ladies

    Hot off the press!

    23/06/2017 at 12:51 PM

    The amazing team at Burger Liquor (www.burgerliquor.co.nz) have offered us an evening at their rockin joint to add to our latest Pledge!

    Now not only will you get 100 amazing, original, re-purposed bags BUT you also get to hang out with us AKA The Crazy Bag Ladies while we inspire you, charm you, convert you to antiplasolocism (yes I made that word up), and create your dream bags!

    PLEDGE NOW or SHARE this with that "person" that you know NEEDS these bags at their business!

    This is a one time offer so get in quick. Only 2 days to go!

    Do we have an offer for you!!

    21/06/2017 at 7:34 PM

    With only 4 days to go we have the most amazing offer for you.

    We will make you 100 of the most original, the most individual, the ultimate in funky re-usable bags. These will be customised specifically for you; send us your company logo, choose your favourite fabrics from our stash of donations, and we'll get to work! 

    This is an offer not to be missed... need promo gifts for your clients and customers? Need promo bags for an event you're holding soon? Want to be the coolest boss in the world and provide your team with a supply of Boomerang bags for in and around the office? We've got you covered. Just click that little pledge button right there, and you'll be sorted! 

     

     

    Introducing the rest of the crew...

    20/06/2017 at 9:32 PM

    Meet the delightful Steph!

    Steph is a Psychology and Sociology student at Victoria University and is our key contact for all things screenprinting (think ink, prints and process). Based with our Aro Valley Boomerang Bag Community, Steph is always the calm at the centre of the storm and loves assisting new Boomerang Bags communites set up their screen printing processes.

    Steph loves the sense of creativity and community in Wellington and is passionate about creating social and environmental change. 

    "I love meeting lots of like-minded people, and being part of something that is making tangible change"

    Meet Emma our super sewer!

    Emma is an amazing Mum of 2, a passionate teacher and a feisty environmentalist (in a good way!). Emma is our Karori Lead Co-ordinator, runs our Karori Facebook page and somehow manages to know the name of every volunteer that pops through the door. 

    She is by the far the best sewer on the team and has spent many a night driving her lovely husband bonkers with the constant whir of her trusty machine. Emma truly believes that change starts at home and with our children. She is often heard encouraging young-uns to nag their parents into not using plastic bags. 

    'I hate plastic and I am rethinking and slowly attempting to change habits in my own home where ever I can, but it is a gradual process. I really hope our enthusiasm will inspire others to make small changes to the way they live, one person really CAN make a difference!'

     

    And finally meet me... Ali! (the big one in the background)

    I am a proud Mama of 2 who spends a lot of time flabbergasted at how in the short space of under 100 years the human race has managed to drown itself in plastic. It concerns me that convenience has become more important than common sense and the human race swans about on their only planet assuming that someone else will take care of their waste.

    Boomerang Bags has been an incredible and eye opening journey for me so far, where I am have met amazing passionate people who are making positive change in their families and communities. 

     

    Come and join us on this Boomerang Bag adventure and help us keep the momentum of this project moving all the way to a Plastic Bag Free New Zealand.

    We have 5 days left to fund our project and we are almost there, so please PLEDGE and SHARE and let's make the world a better place.

    6 Days to go... time to meet the team

    19/06/2017 at 4:05 PM

    6 DAYS TO GO...

    Time to meet some of the amazing team behind Wellington Boomerang Bags.

    Introducing the lovely Sarah!

    Sarah is our Aussie import and has moved from Melbourne to get involved in community and environmental projects. With a background in developement and environmental education, she has spent many hours ranting about waste. In order to avoid becoming bitter and twisted about it, she has found a group of people that are passionate about making changes and embracing alternatives to "convenient" plastics. 

    “Boomerang Bags has been such a great way to meet people and is a simple way to get people thinking and talking about waste. I have met so many generous and friendly people who care just as much as I do about raising awareness and embracing behaviour change to tackle waste issues locally and globally. It has seemed to snowball and I am positive we will be part of a Plastic Bag Free New Zealand.” 

     

     


    Meet the amazing Jemma!

    Jemma is our social media guru and runs our storage unit (aka her spare bedroom). With a background in project management, she keeps us organised and communicating, and draws loads of mind maps. Jemma is also our screen printing expert and can smash out 200 pockets over a glass of whisky and a few episodes of "Game of Thrones".

    "I love being part of the Boomerang Bag community. I have connected with an awesome and passionate group of people who all agree that plastic bags are an unnecessary aspect in our lives."

     

    Meet the wonderful Pip!

    Pip is our waste diversion master and is super passionate about finding ways to divert usable waste from landfill.  Currently finishing her GradDip in Chemistry at Victoria University, Pip is an advisor at the Ministry for Primary Industries and is our go to person for all things fabric. Pip strongly believes that everything can be given a second life and wants to ensure that all of the fabric we divert is used in the most productive way possible.

    Pip has also been to Scott Base which makes her the coolest of all of us. 

     

    With only 6 days to go, we need one final push to fund our campaign... so please SHARE to all of your friends, families and networks, so we can all enjoy a plastic bag free New Zealand.

     

     

    Hot Dang Check out these little beauties!

    13/06/2017 at 7:59 PM

    Bought to Support with Matching Produce Bag

     

    Bought to Support Bag

    Boomerang Bags are going viral....

    08/06/2017 at 8:29 AM

    Check out our super cute new video. Ali and Jemma, two of the legends behind Wellington Boomerang Bags tell you a bit more about Boomerang Bags and give you a sneak peek of our "Bought to Support" bags.

    Please SHARE with everyone you know. 18 days to go!

     

    Our voice went National on Radio NZ today

    06/06/2017 at 10:00 PM

    Today we spoke with Kathryn Ryan on Radio NZs Nine to Noon, about how we are changing the world one needle and thread at a time. Check out the interview here and make sure you share it with all of your friends and loved ones. 

     

     

      Nick Kyle
      2017-06-21 04:58:10 +1200
      Tania Anderson
      2017-06-20 21:29:16 +1200

      "Love the community initiative and ethos :)"

      Lucy Clements
      2017-06-20 18:00:29 +1200
      Kim
      2017-06-19 23:47:41 +1200

      "Nearly there, and such a great project's bound to takeoff."

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-19 16:24:09 +1200
      Val Grose
      2017-06-19 08:18:02 +1200
      Val Grose
      2017-06-19 08:15:16 +1200

      "Great idea, we all need to do what we can to change, awesome effort"

      Nadine Sole
      2017-06-18 16:14:39 +1200
      Catherine McFadzien
      2017-06-17 17:14:43 +1200
      Ann Wood
      2017-06-16 20:37:07 +1200

      "Happy to support this great project"

      Jo Hayes
      2017-06-16 14:14:36 +1200

      "Awesome stuff! Happy to offer my support."

      Bridget Bull
      2017-06-16 13:03:00 +1200

      "Keep up the good work"

      Tania Grose
      2017-06-16 10:47:37 +1200
      Jacqui DuFour Binks
      2017-06-16 10:46:35 +1200
      Jenny newth
      2017-06-15 21:22:14 +1200
      Michelle Hooper
      2017-06-15 20:53:38 +1200

      "Great work Ladies! I look forward to your initiative taking off!"

      Lianne Jaycock
      2017-06-15 19:51:20 +1200

      "I'm happy to support endeavours to try and save our planet like Boomerang Bags."

      Sarah
      2017-06-15 11:16:12 +1200
      bibi devoy
      2017-06-15 10:02:51 +1200

      "Sending lots of love! To motherearth and fathereath supporters. Thanks Ali"

      Anonymous pledger
      2017-06-14 22:44:44 +1200
      Yvan Richard
      2017-06-14 11:38:33 +1200

      "Brilliant initiative! A big thank you to you from the world"

      Julia Forsyth
      2017-06-14 08:26:32 +1200

      "Fantastic initiative. "

      Bridget Lensen
      2017-06-13 20:40:53 +1200

      "Fantastic idea! Awesome job guys :)"

      Seamus Kirkpatrick
      2017-06-13 18:04:34 +1200
      Simon Travaglia
      2017-06-13 08:28:01 +1200
      Jacqui
      2017-06-12 20:42:35 +1200
      Jane Stewart Dickson
      2017-06-12 15:12:49 +1200

      "Please could you send a receipt to my email address thanks [email protected]"

      Perri
      2017-06-12 12:13:27 +1200

      "When it's time to Boomerang in Hawkes Bay, let me know, I'll help any way I can!"

      Angella Neilson
      2017-06-12 11:36:52 +1200
      Vashti
      2017-06-11 20:01:53 +1200

      Followers of Boomerang Bags Launch

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 26/06/2017 at 12:00 AM.