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Dirtgirl, from dirtgirlworld and the get grubby TV will be on hand to help celebrate. Photo supplied.

ABC’s Dirt Girl and  our own local Plastic Free Boy will be hitting the green carpet this Saturday, April 7 to celebrate yet another Mullumbimby store that is getting rid of single use plastic bags. Yesterday Woolworths in Mullumbimby officially got rid of their single-use plastic bags for good.

Santos Organics never had them, Mullumbimby IGA did away with them in July 2016 and now they are officially status non gratis here in Mullum thanks to the community spirit of both locals and business managers alike,’ said Sasha Mainsbridge, founder of Mullum Cares that started the local movement of Plastic Free July.

Dirt Girl is encouraging shoppers to bring their favourite reusable shopping bags to show off on her green carpet at Mullumbimby Woolworths between 11am and 1pm.

‘If they don’t arrive with their own bags we have a team of crafters on site to help them make their own and decorate them,’ continued Sasha.

An official launch of the ‘Community Bag Share’ initiative will be at 12pm. 

‘Please feel free to bring along your own excess reusable bags to contribute to this community pool of bags to share for those times we all have when we all forget to BYO,’ Sasha said.

Activities to make, decorate, patch and mend re-usable bags will be taking place throughout the afternoon and there will be a vegetarian and meat sausage sizzle to raise funds for the local Brunswick–Byron netball club.

The afternoon of celebrations are being presented by Mullum Cares and ‘supported by North East Waste, Positive Change for Marine Life, the Bolsa Bags, We Refill and a swath of community volunteers,’ said a delighted Sasha.


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