BRING YOUR OWN REASON.
BRING YOUR OWN BAG.
IT'S HOW MANLY SHOPS.
There are a tonne of reasons to bring your own bag when you shop. Whether it’s to help protect our marine animals, to preserve the beautiful place you call home or simply because they look so damn cool, everyone has their own reason.
WHY SAY 'NO' TO PLASTIC BAGS?
Every day Australian’s use over 10 million new bags and many find their way into our environment. They’re ugly, are made from non-renewable resources, take hundreds of years to break down and will be used, on average, for only 25 minutes before being discarded.
It’s time to say NO to plastic bags.
Plastic bags are bad for our planet and that means they are bad for us. In addition to the unnecessary waste and pollution created by plastic bags, thousands of marine animals die every year as a result of plastic litter.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. BYO BAGS
The most useful thing you can do is to remember to bring your own bags when you shop. Here are 4 tips to help you remember:
- Add a ‘BYO Bags’ reminder on the inside of your front door.
- Keep some re-usable bags in the boot of your car.
- Keep a few compact re-usable bags in your handbag, backpack or on your key chain.
- Add to the top of your Shopping List ‘BYO Bags’
2. REFUSE PLASTIC BAGS
Refuse plastic bags when you're offered them. Let retailers know that you’ve made the decision to say no to plastic bags. If you’ve forgotten your bags, ask the shop assistant for a box.
3. SHARE THE PLASTIC BAG-FREE MESSAGE
Show your support on social media by liking and sharing our page. Start a conversation with family and friends and let them know how un-cool you think plastic bags are. It’s easier to make the change with the support of others around you.