Boomerang bags in Reykjavík

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The Problem

We want to reduce the amount of plastic bags which are used in shops. We heard about the Boomerang bag project, which has been put into action in other parts of Iceland, but there was no group near us and no groups in the whole capital city area. Therefore we decided to start one ourselves.

Our Plan

We talked to the owners of our local shop, called Melabúðin, and asked if they wanted to join us in this project. They said yes and then we could start sewing. We sew reusable fabric bags out of used material which we get donated. Then we bring the bags in the shop, and if people forget their bag at home, they can borrow one from us instead of buying a plastic bag. The next time they walk by they bring the bag back so that someone else can use it. Everyone is welcome to sew and we organize events where kids and adults can come and sew new bags together.

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