In an effort to reduce the use of plastic bags across the region, Central Coast Council initiated a terrific scheme to provide local fruit and vegetable suppliers with free reusable produce net bags. FIG has been one of the fortunate recipients.

Co-op members and friends were very pleased to receive “a bag of bags” to use at the co-op and elsewhere.

We didn’t use plastic bags to start with however having members bring in their reusable bags means the number of brown paper bags we need to purchase is reduced, thus saving some trees in the process. If/when our members use the bags elsewhere, the use of plastic bags is reduced, so it’s a win-win all round!

A very big THANK YOU to Council for this great initiative.