New reusable bags designed by Aussie schoolkids

A girl holding two Coles reuseable bags in a Coles store

A new range of colourful reusable shopping bags designed by talented Aussie schoolkids are set to hit the shelves this month. 

The six new Coles reusable bags have been designed by Aussie schoolkids who won Coles’ national bag design school competition to support Coles’ commitment to remove single-use plastic bags in its supermarkets.  

The latest reusable bag designs include 12-year-old Janelle’s WA inspired “Perth City” featuring iconic West Aussie landmarks including the Matagarup Bridge, Swan River, Perth skyline and of course, a black swan.

Janelle, who won $5,000 for Orana Catholic Primary School with the design, said she was excited to see her shopping bags at her local Coles in Riverton.

“I am really excited to see the bags go on sale.  I really like drawing and my design is of my favourite places like the Matagarup Bridge and the city,” she said.

WA Coles State GM Pat Zanetti said the sale of reusable bags is a win-win for Coles customers, the environment and young artists like Janelle. 

“We are so pleased to be able to support schools and celebrate aspiring artists like Janelle by showcasing her work on our latest reusable bags. The bags will be seen and appreciated by millions of customers who shop at Coles each week,” he said.

“I’m sure Janelle’s Perth City-inspired design will not only resonate with shoppers across not only WA but Australia. It’s a great way for shoppers to show off WA’s colours and emblems while supporting the environment at the same time.”

Other new designs include a montage of colourful fruit by 13-year-old Abbey from Annerley in Queensland, a farmyard by Lucy from Tumut in New South Wales, and a yellow tailed black cockatoo by 19-year old Will from Meadow Flat in New South Wales. 

Four new Coles $2.50 reusable chiller bags are on sale now in Coles supermarkets while the $3 jute bags design will go on sale from October. 

Perth city reusable bag on a shelf of fresh vegetables

Perth City: designed by Janelle, Orana Catholic Primary School, Willetton, WA

$2.50 chiller bags on sale now

Cockatoo design reusable bag on a shelf of fresh vegetables

Cockatoo: designed by Will, Dubbo School of Distance Education, Dubbo, NSW

$2.50 chiller bags on sale now

Fruit designed bag on top of a shelf of fresh fruit

Fruit: designed by Abbey, St Joachim's Primary School, Holland Park West, QLD

$2.50 chiller bags on sale now

Koala designed bag on top of a shelf of fresh fruit

Koala: designed by Alyssa, Windaroo Valley State High, Bahrs Scrub, QLD

$3 jute bags on sale in October

Farmyard design reusable bag on a shelf of fresh vegetables

Farmyard: designed by Lucy, Franklin Public School, Tumut, NSW. 

$3 jute bags on sale in October