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Mullumbimby artisan collective, Art Depot 55, wants you to bring in your used paper bags for them to reuse in their store. There is also an extra incentive: every person who drops one off will go into a draw to win one of three $50 vouchers to spend at Art Depot 55.

The collective says it wants to become the go-to place for people to take used paper shopping bags for reuse.

‘We want your clean, used paper bags to reuse in our shop,’ says Lally Marshall of Lally & Me repurposed jewellery. ‘We need to move away from anything that is developed with a one-time use in mind.’


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