Boomerang Donation

Contributed by Yvonne Holmes

MALENY Boomerang Bags group recently donated $1,000 to the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre (MNC) as we have in previous years. 

We use salvaged and second-hand materials to make sustainable alternatives to plastic bags. 

Additionally, as a not-for-profit group, the money we raise from the sale of the bags stays in Maleny through our support of the MNC by donating the money raised from the sale of the bags.

Boomerang Bags is linking with Waste Action Maleny (WAM) to source suitable salvaged and second-hand fabrics to make our bags. We accept donations of suitable fabrics (cotton, linen, sheets, pillowcases and doona covers) as well as thread to upcycle into a range of bright and practical bags.

WAM is a recent initiative that seeks to increase the recovery and reuse or recycling of materials and items beyond those that can go in the yellow-lidded council recycling bin.

Maleny Boomerang Bags will be open from 10am-2pm on Thursday, November 11 in the CWA Bicentenary Room, on the corner of Coral Street and Bicentenary Lane Maleny, during National Recycling Week.

New members are always welcome. Sewing skills are not essential as there are a range of tasks involved in the process of making a beautiful bag – sorting, ironing, cutting, pinning and screen-printing pockets.

The bags are available for sale throughout the year at Peace of Green Gallery in Maple Street and Forest Heart Nursery in Coral Street.

To find out more about Boomerang Bags phone Yvonne on 0428 122 338 or to learn more about WAM go to

Main image: Lachele Cronau (MNC), Noela Mills (Boomerang Bags), Rick Paget (MNC), Yvonne Holmes (Boomerang Bags) and Carol Low (WAM)