Boomerang Bags is about making bags, diverting waste, starting conversations, connecting with each other, fostering sustainable behaviour, and having fun. You and your local community can be involved in any part or all of this process in Dorset. Launching in May 2019, Boomerang Bags Dorset was the creation of a team of individuals from Education, Business and Community organisations.  To find out more about our mission and how you can get involved in stocking & making bags read on!

Boomerang Bags Dorchester

Dorchester have kicked started the campaign in Dorset by having Boomerang bag making workshops run by the Dorchester Community Church, Damers, Brace of Butcher and the WI. Prince Charles came to visit the children involved when the Boomerang Scheme was launched this summer! Please check out the Boomerang bag Facebook page for upcoming events.

Facebook @BoomerangBagsDorset

The Boomerang Dorchester group meet the last Friday of the month at the Dorchester community church 10am-3pm.

For more details contact Liz on: 01305 267171

If you have any spare material which needs recycling please drop off at any of the locations below:

  • Brace of Butchers

  • Damers First School

  • The Embroidery Barn

  • Dorchester Community Church

Download the Boomerang Bag instructions by clicking on the button below and get making today!


Create a Boomerang Bag Community

Step 1 : People Power

Join our Boomerang Bags Community and establish a local work group in Dorset.  Let us know who and what your planning and we can help advise best solutions to get started.

Step 2 : Fabric

Set up some fabric drop points, we will add this location to our listings her on and on our FaceBook page and you can gather that material needed. Ask your community if they have a cupboard full of leftover quilting fabric, unwanted duvets or pillow cases? We together will gladly give this pre-loved material and new home and new life!

Step 3 : Workshops

Arrange some dates and advertise via our Facebook Page.   Ask you community if they have a few spare hours up their sleeve.   It’s a fantastic social event and supports individuals that would like to help the community and have some quality social time with like-minded people.

Step 4 : Boomerang Logo

Arrange for the printed patches with the Boomerang logo to be sent to you so you can finish the bags, yes we do this bit for you as it’s the only part that costs – we have the ink and stamps so its easier for us to send this bit ready made and that’s a plug-and-play service!

Step 5 : Businesses

Let us know the businesses that want to hand out the bags once made and we can send a template for the retail hangers or they can collect the hangers ready made from Dorchester.  The display is key to the advertising.

Step 6 : Promote

Let us know how you are getting on! Let us know the number of bags and amount of helpers involved so that we can promote this- we will add the information to the global network.