Program

Throughout the month of June & July a series of community events will take place around the shire.collaboration_is_everythingThese will showcase plastic free alternatives and create awareness as to the plastic problems we as a species currently face. To get involved contact us with your event or offering by emailing us at plasticfreebyron@gmail.com

Byron Love Arch
Throughout June & July the arch will be touring the Farmers Market & Hot-Spot Locations to generate awareness and involvement in Byron Shire’s Plastic Free July. To find out where it will be next click here.

School Programs
For the high school program click here
For the primary school program click here.

Byron Bay joins the Boomerang Bag MovementBoomerang_Bags_Logo
Byron Bay get ready! You’ll be joining the Australian communities creating community bag banks to put an end to the plastic bag madness! For full details click here.

Disposable Free Mullumbimby
Mullum Cares in partnership with Mullum Seed are motivating Mullumbimby businesses to take steps to minimise their waste and are showcasing some of the things going on on their website here.

BYRON SHIRE PLASTIC FREE JULY PROGRAMbs_plasticfreejuly_logo

Wednesay ,June 1

Plastic Free July Registration Opens – Join us and take the challenge to minimise your plastic consumption!

Wednesday, June 8 | Plastic Free Byron Shire Launch

Australian Exclusive Film Screening: ‘Beijing Besieged by Waste’  + Community Panel
7pm – 9pm | Cavanbah Room, Byron Community Centre

Friday June 24
‘Snack & Clean’ – Byron Bay
Byron’s Big Street Clean Up + Plastic Free Morning Tea
Joined by Australian Seabird Rescue

Friday, June 24
‘Snack & Clean’ – Mullumbimby
Mullumbimby’s Big Street Clean Up + Plastic Free Afternoon Tea  + Community T-Shirt Bag Making
Joined by Mullum Seed & Mullum Cares

July 1 
Plastic Free July Challenge Starts – Can you resist the plastic temptation for one month?
Primary & High School Programs Begin

Saturday July 2
Byron Bay Beach Clean-Up

Tuesday, July 5 – Postponed 
Plastic Free Home Care Workshop – Clean your home safely with our Plastic Free options.
Santos Organics, Mullumbimby

Sunday, 10 July Boomerang Bags and ‘Rode to No Wear’ reusable bag sewing workshop, 1-5 pm  @ Patagonia Byron Bay – Event Page here

Wednesday, July 13
Plastic Free Personal Care Workshop with Wild Search – For your skin or teeth, we’ve got a plastic free recipe ready to share. 10am @ Santos Organics, Mullumbimby – Event Page here

Saturday, 16 July
Brunswick Heads Beach Clean-Up with Clean Coast Collective, 10:30am – 12:30pm – Event Page Here

Wednesday, July 20
Byron Hinterland Seed Savers present ‘Plastic Free Gardening Tips for Kids’
10am-11:30am at Santos Organics, Mullumbimby – Bring a tea cup, tea and snacks provided! Event Page Here

Tuesday, July 26 – Cancelled
Plastic Free Home Care Workshop – Clean your home safely with our Plastic Free options.
Santos Organics, Mullumbimby

Wednesday, July 27

Plastic Free Personal Care Workshop with Wild Search – For your skin or teeth, we’ve got a plastic free recipe ready to share. 10am @ Santos Organics, Byron Bay

Wednesday, July 27
Plastic Free Family Film Night @ Brunswick Picture House, 7pm – 9pm
Screening “All The Way to the Ocean” (feat. Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Amy Smart) then “Bag It”, a touching and often flat-out-funny film about a man embarking on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our crazy-for-plastic world and its effects on our oceans, environment and bodies. Tickets: $12 (adults), $10 (age 3-15)

Thursday, July 28 – Cancelled
Yogi Peace Club, Sunrise Yoga Class – Patagonia Byron Bay, 1/58 Jonson St – 8am
Join us for a sunrise yoga session with Yogi Peace Club in support of Plastic Free July. YPC’s all-natural, plastic-free yoga mats available for purchase in-store.

Sunday, 31 July Boomerang Bags with Second Loves  reusable bag sewing workshop. Music and a potluck picnic, 1pm-5pm @ Patagonia, Byron Bay

Sunday, 31 July Plastic Free Permaculture Feast at the Mullumbimby Community Garden, 11-3pm. Joined by Tamara Smith & Jenny Cargill-Strong. The feast has been grown and will be prepared by Byron Community College Permaculture students with proceeds going to the construction costs of a new multipurpose bamboo structure at the community garden.