WESFARMERS SUSTAINABILITY REPORT 2018

Coles introduces reusable bags featuring design by Australian children

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Cole’s new reusable bags are a celebration of young Australian talent. The bags were designed by 14 school children, ranging in age from eight to 17 years.

On World Environment Day 2018, Coles released a new range of reusable shopping bags to support environment and community groups across Australia.

Coles' new reusable bags are a celebration of young Australian talent. The bags were designed by 14 school children, ranging in age from eight to 17 years, who won a Coles national bag design competition.

The talented winning artists represented communities across the country. Each winner received a $250 voucher to spend at Coles and a $5,000 grant for their school to spend on an environmental or sustainability project.

The new bags also help support the community, with a portion of sales from each bag donated to four of Coles’ community partners Clean Up Australia, Little Athletics Australia, SecondBite and Guide Dogs Australia.

Coles’ community bags are part of Coles’ strategy to transition away from single-use plastic bags from 1 July 2018.

This initiative represents just one of the ways Coles is improving environmental outcomes for a more sustainable future.