Support for the Moruya Business Chamber’s campaign to reduce the use of plastic bags has been overwhelming according to those who have manned the volunteer operated information stalls in the town this week.
The chamber has been running a major education campaign to remind people to bring reusable bags with them when shopping in Moruya.
Janice Sagar, coordinator of the volunteers who have run the education stalls that have been outside the Post Office, at Woolworths and at Southlands shopping centre says people have strongly supported the idea of Moruya’s push to reduce plastic usage.
“People have also been very interested in the idea of small mesh bags we’ve had on display to use for fruit and vegetables, instead of single use plastic produce bags,” she said.
“The mesh bag allows the checkout assistant to see the product being purchased for fast and easy weighing.”
The Moruya Business Chamber has also done a mailout to all homes in the 2537 postcode telling people about the BYO Bag campaign and asking for their support in the effort to reduce plastic pollution.
The education campaign has been supported by Southern Phone and the Eurobodalla Shire Council and implemented by volunteers coordinated by the Moruya Business Chamber.