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Bin the butts this Saturday in Byron

Cigarette butts are tossed into the street as a result of smoking bans in the Lismore CBD. (Darren Coyne)

Time to collect those cigarette butts and reduce the danger to marine life. Darren Coyne

Launching Plastic Free July this Saturday 1 July at Main Beach in Byron Bay there will be a beach cleanup from 9am to 11am.

The campaign will also focus on the problems that cigarette butts on beaches and in the oceans cause including the killing of marine life.

The regular fortnightly clean ups find around 300 butts every 200m on Main Beach said honour the ocean co-ordinator Marie-Laurence Paquette.

If you are in treated in getting involved or just lending a hand ‘our team ready to welcome people for a good beach clean up,’ continued Marie.


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