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The latest from Plastic Free Byron.

Plastic Free Byron Fundraiser and Doco Night!

How’s your Plastic Free July going so far? We know it’s very tough to avoid the plastic stuff – it’s everywhere! To celebrate everyone’s efforts this month, Plastic Free Byron is hosting ‘A Plastic Ocean‘ – a new...

We need you! Support Byron Bay Surf Festival

Plastic Free Byron is the Byron Shire’s solution based plastic-free association and we need your support! We have volunteered to support Byron Bay Surf Festival this year by implementing a world-class waste management system so that we can keep plastic out of...

Naturally Sustainable Confirm Support

Online sustainable marketplace, Naturally Sustainable have confirmed with us that they would love to support our initiatives. Tracey, the founder of Naturally Sustainable said “with an intention like that, we would love to support you,” and we are stoked...

Thanks Santos Organics

Shout out to Santos Organics for the initial seed funding to get our website upgrade! It’s really great to have your support! We love your ongoing committed to the community and the environment! And we love the fact that we can shop with you knowing that the...

Plastic Free Byron, Take 3 and more

Excited to be leading the plastic reduction programs at Byron Bay Surf Festival and stoked to have Tim Silverwood and team from Take 3 alongside us. It is so positive to see Byron Bay Surf Festival taking a huge focus on sustainability this year and really emphasising...

Plastic Free Byron Support Byron Bay Surf Festival

We are getting excited about Byron Bay Surf Festival which takes place in Byron Bay in February 2017. Our team have put our hands up to organise the waste-management for the festival to ensure world-class standards are met and our bay has as little plastic as possible...

Cross Current Collaborative and Marine Debris Survey

On the 29th of November, Plastic Free Byron was asked to attend a special Southern Cross School of Distance Education (SCSDE) event at South Ballina beach featuring dance group, The Deadly Bunarm’s, along with other community organisations. The Deadly Bunarms,...

Up-cycled Soft Plastic Program

Bolsa Bags are renewing the way we use our soft plastic waste and creating beautifully designed products for our local community and soon beyond. Enriquetta the founder of Bolsa Bags says “why do we dispose of this plastic, after all it really is a waste of a very...

Boomerang Bags Byron Bay

Sewing re-usable bags from recycled fabric, to distribute for free around the community. To learn more about Boomerang Bags check out their website here. We’d love to have your help, whether you can spare some time to help sew/stamp or snip fabric, or have old sewing...

Soft Plastic Recycling Program

3 years ago as the plastic piled into Santos Organics from their suppliers they couldn’t help themselves but look for a better alternative than placing this in the landfill bin. After some research nationally and globally and contacting Australian recyclers about what...

Boomerang Alliance Connect with Us

The national powerhouse organisation Boomerang Alliance has invited us to present at its town hall style meeting after having conversations with one of our representatives Sasha Mainsbridge from Mullum Cares. Sasha was incremental in the Mullumbimby Plastic Free July...

Mullum Cares talks plastic bags on Bay FM

Tune into The Switch on BayFM 99.9 tomorrow at 12-1pm. Michelle Walter & Mairead Cleary talk to Greens MP Tamara Smith about plastic bags and shark nets. “We will also be interviewing Dave West from the Boomerang Alliance and Sasha Mainsbridge from...

Lots of Positive Plastic Action in the Bay

There’s lots of ocean-loving activities happening in Byron Bay and surrounds today!! We’d love to have you along 🌊🐳 • Seaside Scavenge – Main Beach Byron 10am -2pm – Trade trash for clothes & beer! • #givenetstheflick Shark...

Plastic Free July Workshops; with a bonus DIY toothpaste recipe

Throughout the month of July, Plastic Free July took over the Byron Shire. As part of this worldwide movement, there were many workshops, events, fundraisers, as well as a roving driftwood photobooth for people to take snaps of their number one plastic free tip. Wild...

Byron Mermaids Rally for our Oceans

“A group of Byron shire women calling themselves the Byron Mermaids have begun sewing reusable shopping bags in an effort to reduce the number of plastic bags being used. The Mermaids held a rally last month calling on the state government to ban plastic bags in...

Byron’s Bag-Sewing Mermaids Make The News

Boomerang Bags launched in Byron Bay this week with a splash. With the support of local business Patagonia, a group of volunteers met to sew reusable shopping bags from donated fabric. The idea comes from a group in Burleigh Heads, which has inspired the grassroots...

Free this weekend? Head along to Byron Bay‘s Boomerang Bags Sewfest at Patagonia Byron Bay! For more information about the success of Boomerang Bags in removing the need for plastic bags check out...

 Plastic Free Byron is a project of the not-for-profit charity Mullum S.E.E.D. All donations are 100% tax deductible.