New Reusable Bag Will Always Be "Onya"

    NEW WESTMINSTER, BC, Nov. 27 /CNW/ - A new B.C.-based company has found
another way to protect the environment and reduce the number of plastic bags
used by consumers.
    Onya Innovations Canada recently began selling an Australian-designed
reusable bag, made of parachute-grade material, which stuffs into a key-ring
sized pouch, weighs only 50 grams and attaches to purses, key rings, belts and
belt buckles by a convenient carabiner.
    "Consumer's will find it harder to forget our reusable bag because it's
always Onya," said Willi Drews, company co-owner. "This is an affordable
solution that will reduce the number of plastic bags going into our
    Onya Innovations Canada is currently selling three Onya products: the
Original Onya Bag, which has a 14.7 litre capacity, and the larger Onya Sides
and Backpacks.

    The bags come in a choice of colours are can be seen at,,

    More than 380,000 Onya bags have already been sold around the world,
mainly in Australia and the United Kingdom.
    That's good news since each reusable bag has the potential to rid 1,000
plastic bags from the environment.
    The product was designed by Jon Brousson, of Fremantle, Western
Australia, who said he has known plastic bags have been terrible for the
environment since the 1980s.
    He designed the product while resting on a hammock, gazing at the stars.
    "My hammock was made from strong parachute material, had great colour and
simply stuffed away into its own convenient pouch," he said. "Brilliant."
    Brousson and his partner, Trish Rickaby, have been selling Onya for the
past four years.
    They recently negotiated a deal with the Drews' to distribute the bags
across Canada.
    "We heard communities across Canada were banning plastic bags, and some
grocery stores were shifting away from their use," said Drews. "This will help
consumers switch." Onya Innovations Canada began selling the bags in November.
    The bags Original Onya Bag retails for $13.95, the Onya Side Retails for
$16.95, and the Onya Back $19.95.

    Visit Onya Innovations Canada at

For further information:

For further information: Willi or Louise Drews, Phone: (778) 865-0835,
Fax: (604) 636-0836, Email:

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