12.1 C
Byron Shire
July 5, 2022

Dirt Girl celebrates Mullum store going plastic-bag free

Latest News

Taqueria in Byron celebrates four years

Chupacabra Mexican restaurant in Suffolk Park is turning four this week! Through the ups and downs of the past...

Other News

Contentious Bruns DA before Council again

A controversial decision by Byron Council to approve a mixed-use development in Brunswick Heads could be overturned, after a group of councillors who oppose the plan got the numbers for a rescission motion.

Tenth Nannaversary of those mischievous knitters

Would you believe it, petals, it's been 10 years since the guerilla espionage not-so-sweet little ladies now known as the Knitting Nannas started their ruthless needling of CSG miner Metgasco.

Australian-first Surf Series and workshops ends in Lennox Head on Sunday

It might be cold outside but that's not stopping women who love to surf and over 100 women and girls will participate in the first female event series in Australia on Sunday at Lennox Head.

Trees Not Bombs gone but not forgotten

On Friday evening the space that was home for the Trees Not Bombs recovery café stood empty of its tent, pots and pans, makeshift kitchen sink and cups of tea and cake, but the most noticeable absence was the smiles and support of the volunteers.

Celebrating 40 years of Fig Tree Restaurant

It all started with a simple dream, to convert its original farmhouse in Ewingsdale into a restaurant in which...

First Nations place-names under Ballina council spotlight

Greater efforts at reconciliation with First Nations people in the Ballina Shire when it comes to place-names is to happen after furious agreement at June’s council meeting.

Dirtgirl, from dirtgirlworld and the get grubby TV will be on hand to help celebrate. Photo supplied.

ABC’s Dirt Girl and  our own local Plastic Free Boy will be hitting the green carpet this Saturday, April 7 to celebrate yet another Mullumbimby store that is getting rid of single use plastic bags. Yesterday Woolworths in Mullumbimby officially got rid of their single-use plastic bags for good.

Santos Organics never had them, Mullumbimby IGA did away with them in July 2016 and now they are officially status non gratis here in Mullum thanks to the community spirit of both locals and business managers alike,’ said Sasha Mainsbridge, founder of Mullum Cares that started the local movement of Plastic Free July.

Dirt Girl is encouraging shoppers to bring their favourite reusable shopping bags to show off on her green carpet at Mullumbimby Woolworths between 11am and 1pm.

‘If they don’t arrive with their own bags we have a team of crafters on site to help them make their own and decorate them,’ continued Sasha.

An official launch of the ‘Community Bag Share’ initiative will be at 12pm. 

‘Please feel free to bring along your own excess reusable bags to contribute to this community pool of bags to share for those times we all have when we all forget to BYO,’ Sasha said.

Activities to make, decorate, patch and mend re-usable bags will be taking place throughout the afternoon and there will be a vegetarian and meat sausage sizzle to raise funds for the local Brunswick–Byron netball club.

The afternoon of celebrations are being presented by Mullum Cares and ‘supported by North East Waste, Positive Change for Marine Life, the Bolsa Bags, We Refill and a swath of community volunteers,’ said a delighted Sasha.


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Celebrating 40 years of Fig Tree Restaurant

It all started with a simple dream, to convert its original farmhouse in Ewingsdale into a restaurant in which its guests could gather to...

Crabbes Creek Woodfired

By V. Cosford There’s a contingent of Europeans who don’t mind travelling a considerable distance in order to stock up on Jon and Gina Hutton’s...

Stone & Wood’s Brewery Festival Returns

Stone & Wood are opening the gates to their Murwillumbah brewery with the return of their ‘Murbah Open Day’, on Saturday 6 August. Welcoming the...

Decades of volunteering earn prestigious NSW Sports Award

Brenda Zakaras and John Beasley from Lennox Head were two of 19 sports volunteers from a wide cross-section of sports who received a Distinguished...