Plastic Free Byron



Plastic Free Byron

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We are making history! History of plastic bags in Byron Bay!

Yep, we are on a mission to give every accommodation provider enough reusable bags to satisfy their visitors needs. We plan to make reusable bags the only way our visitors shop and you can be a part of this movement.

We are also educating our youth with great ways to upcycle materials to make bags & to inspire creativity towards a reduction of waste! Exciting!

Join Santos Organics, Bolsa Bags and Clean Coast Collective in our mission. Contact us to get involved.

So you want to know more about us right? Well, we are a project of a few passionate organisations wanting to make a change to the way we in the Byron Shire use and dispose of plastic. Really, plastic days are over, the solutions are here.

So now we just need the community to help us spread the word and get involved.

Want to join us? Well simply clicking here to contact us.

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Bryon Bay

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Plastic Free Byron formed in August 2016 after a Byron Shire-wide Plastic Free July campaign sent positive ripples throughout the community. The collaborative efforts of 8 organisations saw diverse demographics of residents, tourists and business operators reached with the powerful campaign. In 2017 we undertook community audits to assess the single-use plastic being used at retail and hospitality locations.

In 2018 we are happy to launch our Byron Borrow Bags program and our Plastic Free Byron Directory.

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