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Move to make Byron plastic bag free

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A selection of Boomerang Bags produced by the Byron Mermaids. (supplied)
A selection of Boomerang Bags produced by the Byron Mermaids. (supplied)

Plastic Free Byron, an association of eight local not-for-profit environmental organisations and community groups, is leading a voluntary plastic bag boycott in Byron Bay, to be in full effect by July 31.

The association has been given $10,000 from Santos Organics to ensure that the tourism sector is not disadvantaged by the plastic bag boycott.

These funds are allocated to the Boomerang Bags project, which will supply accommodation providers with a reusable cotton bag for every bed in their establishments. Plastic Free Byron is seeking involvement and support for the initiative from Destination Byron and the Byron Chamber of Commerce.

The community-led street team will be hitting the streets of Byron Bay on Monday May 1. If you’re an individual or a business owner who would like to get involved or would like more information, please visit www.plasticfreebyron.com.

 


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1 COMMENT

  1. This is Epic.
    Make it happen Byron Bay…
    Make an International Tourist Destination, servicing more than 1 million visitors each and every year, a plastic bag free beacon… for surely, if Byron can manage it with it’s massive influx of visitors, then everyone can manage it.
    Here’s hoping … 🙂

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