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Byron and Tweed lockdown to end at midnight!

The lockdowns in the Byron and Tweed local government areas will end at midnight tonight, with no further cases having been detected in either area.

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Nuclear-powered subs? Dr Caldicott speaks

‘America has 18 Trident submarines, powered by highly enriched Uranium 235, which can be used as fuel for nuclear weapons. Each sub carries 24 missiles, each one is armed with eight hydrogen bombs – 30 times the killing power of one Hiroshima bomb. That’s enough subs to produce nuclear winter and end life on Earth.’

Electrici-wee? Getting energy from wastewater

Could we ever use urine to power batteries? An international team of chemists have come a step closer with a new catalyst for urea reactions.

Vale Aunty Dulcie Nicholls 21.10.29 – 19.09.21

There is deep sadness in the community at the passing of Arakwal elder and matriarch, Dulcie Joan Nicholls, nee Kay, who was a proud Bundjalung woman born on Country at Tallow Creek, Byron Bay, October 21, 1929.

A matter of choice

I have chosen to receive a vaccination. Others have chosen not to. Unless we are living in some totalitarian state, that...

Getting annoyed with NSW Farmers naming ‘rights’

The Annoying Vegan has become more annoyed today with what they see as the NSW Farmers getting on their high horse about the use of the words ‘meat’ and ‘milk’.

Old Byron Hospital advisory group seeks members

Eight members for an advisory group are being sought to help shape a new ‘social impact-focused community hub’ at the Old Byron Hospital site.

This year, Mullum Cares is being supported by Aussie fashion legend, Jenny Bannister, to shine a light on fabric waste. Photo supplied.

Sasha Mainsbridge

Now in its tenth year, Plastic Free July is testament to the appetite of the masses to reduce their negative impact on the planet.

Over 250 million people in 177 countries have signed up to the challenge, and in the Byron Shire, groups such as Mullum Cares and Plastic Free Byron and businesses including Santos and The Source have inspired most locals to ditch easily avoided single use plastics like bags, straws and water in plastic bottles. 

If you want to encourage any laggard cafes and restaurants to get with the program and stop supplying plastic pollution, please encourage them to seek support from www.plasticfreebyron.com.

This year, Mullum Cares is being supported by Aussie fashion legend, Jenny Bannister, to shine a light on fabric waste as another source of plastic that needs serious consumer attention and efforts to reduce. 

Unlike normal ‘plastic’ that has some chance of being recycled and reused, waste fabric can’t be placed in your recycling bin – even if it’s 100 per cent plastic. 

Mullum Cares wants a resource revolution in the Northern Rivers, beginning with a feasibility study into a local reverse garbage operation. Plastic Free July will see the launch of a range of online upcycling resources to support locals to stop landfilling fabric (or dumping unsellable garments at op shops). See Mullum Cares Facebook page for more details.

♦ Sasha Mainsbridge is from Mullum Cares.


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