Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Fraser Coast branch members Di Christensen and Carol Bussey are promoting the banning of single-use plastic bags and have alternative bags on display outside Hervey Bay library.
Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Fraser Coast branch members Di Christensen and Carol Bussey are promoting the banning of single-use plastic bags and have alternative bags on display outside Hervey Bay library. Valerie Horton

Conservation group offers plastic bag alternatives

A CONSERVATION group has upped its protest against single-use plastic bags by developing its own environmentally friendly alternatives.

Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland Fraser Coast branch has embarked on the ambitious plan, hopeful it will instigate a push within the region to outlaw single-use bags.

To help aid the fight, the society's members have created alternative options it plans to sell.

"We're going to have a sample of each one, they will be on display at the Hervey Bay library, midweek, and if people want to visit the library they will be able to see them," one of the society's members, Diane Christensen, said.

"There's going to be three available: nylon-net, for fruit and vegetables; then two material and shade cloth ones for groceries."

Ms Christensen said the group launched the bags in support of councillor Stuart Taylor's push to find a way to eradicate single-use plastic bags from the Fraser Coast.



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