When Zero Emissions Byron did our baseline studies we looked at the five main sectors of emissions.
The directory below links you with local and state resources and information for each sector.
Did you know only 15% of the stuff you donate to op shops gets sold or given to people in need? The rest ends up in landfill. Either here in Australia or worse, overseas where landfills are often fires instead of holes in the ground.
To really reduce the waste you are responsible for - and the emissions generated from the production of the items, their transport and then final disposal - we must buy stuff and look after it so that people will line up to be the next owners after we no longer want it. Give the best 15% you have to op shops and find homes for the rest. It doesn't help to dump old stuff on charities just to make room for new stuff.
Towards Zero - Byron Shire’s Integrated Waste & Resource Recovery Strategy 2019-2029 has been developed by asking key questions relating to our waste behaviours. The Strategy document steps out a 10-year plan to transition to a Shire that is carbon neutral by 2025, and sending zero waste to landfill.
Find out about reducing waste locally
Join the Mullumbimby Library of Stuff and borrow what you need
Library of Stuff | Mullum Cares
Try the Tip Shop. It’s amazing what you’ll find! Drop off your waste for reuse
Byron Resource Recovery Centre - Byron Shire Council
Know where to dispose of waste properly: Recycle right!
#RecycleRight - Byron Shire Council
Learn how to build so you can make & mend
Shedding Community Workshop
Return and Earn collection points
Return and Earn - Byron Shire Council
Fix broken things at the Repair Café in Mullumbimby
The Repair Cafe Mullumbimby - Home
Local invention! Subpod for composting
Subpod® - Below-ground composting that actually works!
Learn to grow your own food
Byron Community College
Contribute excess food to charity
Fletcher Street Cottage and Food Recovery
What could you save with solar?
Try this Solar Calculator
Support renewable energy is to switch to an ethical electricity provider
Repower Byron Shire
Do you qualify for free low income solar?
Solar for low income households | NSW Government
Do you qualify for subsidised energy efficient lighting replacement?
Discounted energy efficient lighting for households | NSW Government
Haystacks solar garden
Revolving Energy Fund for solar on local community buildings
Rideshare in Byron Bay