Local children create their own reusable bags to reduce plastic waste

30 August 2019

More than 200 children had the chance to roll up their sleeves to make a bag for life this week at the 1912 Centre, Harwich,  thanks to Harwich Haven Authority.


Run over three day, The Big Bag Print workshops, were designed and led by Colchester-based artist Jacqueline Davies who aligned the workshops with the Authority’s recent Turn the Tide of Plastics campaign.


Mum Tracey Tyrell who brought her children along to the event, commented: “Thanks to Harwich Haven Authority for organising these fantastic free summer workshops. We had the best time designing and printing our own tote bags to take home. The children got an ice lolly and there was even free tea and coffee for the gown ups!”


“We’ve had great fun this week working with Jacqueline and members of the local community,” says Fiona Brunning, communication manager, Harwich Haven Authority.


“We are passionate about ensuring that even the very youngest resident of Harwich understands that we need to reduce our dependence on plastic and getting them to create their own re-useable bag was a great, fun way to get the message across. ”