Don’t be a Dag …

Bunyip Primary School students (from top) Heath Morgan-Morris,Eireann Francis and Sean Pronk created logo designs to help convince people to stop using plastic bags. Photograph: LAUREN MURPHY

Bunyip Primary School students (from top) Heath Morgan-Morris,Eireann Francis and Sean Pronk created logo designs to help convince people to stop using plastic bags. Photograph: LAUREN MURPHY

A new logo and calico bag designed by Bunyip Primary School students has been chosen to help change the habits of the Bunyip community from using plastic shopping bags to reusable calico bags.

The school was thrilled with the concept and involved its students in designing posters and ran a competition for the best logo design for the recyclable bags.

The designs of Heath Morgan-Morris and Eireann Francis were named joint winner with Sean Pronk runner-up.

The winning design featured the slogan of Heath’s idea “Don’t be a dag, bring your fabric bag” - and used Eireann’s artwork of a Bunyip in the centre and the wording arched across the top and bottom.  The colours for the design are still to be decided.

Bunyip woman Glenda Pitman has been campaigning for a simple habit change in her town of phasing out the use of the plastic shopping bags and introducing recyclable bags in the shopping precinct.

Along with some helpers, Ms Pitman placed posters and a survey around town for some time to gauge interest amongst traders and the community and the campaign will continue into next year.

Published in the Warragul & Drouin Gazette, October 21, 2014

 


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