Irresistible guilt trippers have been deployed in the push to make Moruya shopping trips greener.
The town has made great strides to go plastic-bag free – now the Moruya Business Chamber has brought in the big guns: the kids.
Primary students from Moruya and Broulee have painted colourful panels, urging shoppers to make the move to fabric bags.
Yumaro staff sewed the panels into sturdy bags and their Artful Bagz will be displayed in shopfronts throughout the CBD.
Chamber president Jude Manahan said children were the best method of seeding an idea at home.
Their designs were displayed on Friday, December 7, outside the Supa IGA, and Eurobodalla Shire Councillor Anthony Mayne awarded prizes.
The big winner was the environment. Ms Mahahan said Supa IGA had announced it would go plastic-bag free in Moruya on December 31.
“After this date IGA, unlike (other supermarkets) will not supply free or at-cost any plastic bags,” she said.
“Instead, they will be offering fabric bags (at a cost) and recycled boxes to carry shopping items.”
Below, hear why Ms Manahan, a St Mary’s teacher and student Lily Haworth loved the Artful Bagz contest.