Sustainable tourism for the Northern Rivers was boosted last week with a visit from two Chinese delegations, who immersed themselves in health, wellbeing and sustainable focussed workshops.
It is time to Make the Switch. Byron Shire his leading the charge and is encouraging businesses to become plastic free with Plastic Free Byron leading the campaign to reduce single-use plastics in the Shire.
The month is barely half-way done and already there have been two major clean-ups of plastic residue on Byron’s beaches. One surprising fact that people often don't realise: cigarette butts are made of plastic!
For the third year the Shire is participating in the global Plastic Free July campaign along with more than two million people in 159 countries.
A new website has been launched to encourage Byron Shire food, beverage and fashion businesses to reduce their plastic waste through community recognition and encouragement.
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.
Greens councillor Sarah Ndiaye will seek fellow councillors’ support at this Thursday’s meeting to support a voluntary ban of single-use plastic bags and packaging in the Byron Shire during Plastic Free July 2018.
Australia’s grocery giants Coles and Woolworths announced within hours of each other, that they will be phasing out single-use plastic bags
Launching Plastic Free July this Saturday 1 July at Main Beach in Byron Bay there will be a beach cleanup from 9am to 11am.
It is said of some politicians that they would attend the opening of a door. As if to prove the proverb, Ballina MP Tamara Smith had the unusual duty of opening of a water fountain during last weekend’s Mullum Music Festival.
Mullum Music Festival is being used as a launchpad to encourage more Byron-based businesses to sign up to the vision of a plastic container-free future.
Owing to the success and feedback of Plastic Free July, Mullumbimby IGA supermarket say they will be keeping their shop free of plastic bags from now on. Store manager Daniel Tiffin said he was unaware of any other IGA supermarket... Read More →
Single-use plastic items are the bane of local councils, where they clutter up landfill, never decaying or rotting, or worse, float out to sea. Fortunately there is an answer to this problem – but it involves YOU taking action.