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March 8, 2021

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Children approached by stranger in Murwillumbah

Police say a Queensland man has been charged following two alleged child approaches in Murwillumbah today.

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Magic mushrooms

David Gilet, Byron Bay As noted in David Heilpern’s article (24 February), with drugs, whether medicinal or recreational, dosage is a...

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Be proud of Ballina, help clean up our beaches

This Sunday, 7 March, Ballina Coastcare is inviting everyone who cares about Ballina's environment to Step Up To Clean Up, and join a special event for Clean Up Australia Day.

Shores United win local derby in season opener

Shores United FC began their season in the Anzac Cup B football competition with a 3-1 win over local rivals the Mullumbimby Brunswick Valley FC last Sunday.

Contemporary Byron

David Morris, Byron Bay ‘In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/A stately pleasure-dome decree’, Coleridge. Lines penned supposedly after being woken from...

Fossil investments

Brian Mollet, Mullumbimby It is with considerable incredulity that I read in last week’s Echo that Byron Shire has a lazy...

Malakai Smith, Mullumbimby

Every year, every single person in Australia uses 130kg of plastic just once! This is an absurd amount of plastic that only has one use. Obviously there are solutions. The first being that we should ban single use plastic.

Think of all the plastic that is thrown out. There are more than 80,000 metric tons of plastic on Garbage Island. Garbage Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It is made entirely of rubbish. That is, 1.6 million square km of waste that has been thrown out.

We use an absurd amount of single use plastic in our everyday lives. The plastic bags that we get from shopping centres, coffee cup lids, they are all single use plastic. We have the power to stop the use of single use plastic.

People all over the world understand that we should start using alternatives. Alternatives like paper bags, keep cups or metal straws. The kids at my school (Upper Coopers Creek Public School) made bees wax wraps to use instead of cling wrap. It is obvious that we need to use alternatives.

It is time that we banned single use plastic. Do you want to be the generation that destroyed the world, or do you want to be the generation that saved it?


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