Collie Shire takes on the BYO bag campaign

Bring your own bags: The BYO bag campaign aims to reduce the number of plastic bags in the region. Photo: Shannon Wood.
Bring your own bags: The BYO bag campaign aims to reduce the number of plastic bags in the region. Photo: Shannon Wood.

A campaign to reduce community use of plastic bags has been launched by a group of Local Governments in the Bunbury Geographe region.

It is hoped a collaborative approach to the project will broaden its impact and help shoppers develop new habits.

An eye-catching BYO Bag logo with the tagline ‘Let’s be plastic free!’ was created as the centrepiece of the campaign.

The logo will appear on the websites and social media platforms of participating local governments, accompanied by information designed to raise community awareness about the problem with plastic bags.

It was hoped the new BYO Bag logo would provide a visual cue, reminding residents to: bring their own enviro bags when they went shopping, drop off their soft plastics at participating supermarkets for recycling and participate in litter clean-up events to help prevent the amount of plastics entering the environment.

The Shire of Collie resolved on the October 3 this year to ‘support the reduction of single use plastic bags within the community’ and ‘conduct a community awareness campaign with the BYO Bag logo and educate the community regarding the issues caused by the use of single use plastic bags’.