Byron Bay, What Can We Say!?

Saturday the 23rd of March we removed 403 KG of trash off Main Beach, Byron Bay and surrounding areas with just 56 participants signing up! It seems we had quality over quantity with a lot of scavengers doing multiple trips out to the beach and the parks cleaning up all the trash! Can’t thank you guys enough for being so passionate in your beach cleaning efforts.

With the support of Byron Shire Council we held our 47th event and it was our second in Byron Bay. Despite the scorching hot weather (thank god for watermelon) we had such a great day down on the beach with you all!

We were also fortunate to have had 10 volunteers on the beach with us helping us run the day and sort through all the trash! We cleaned a massive total of 403 KG of waste considering there were only 56 Scavengers! It was interesting to see that in Byron there were not as many smaller plastics or cigarette butts. This shows the Byron Shire Council and other groups such as Positive Change For Marine Life, Plastic Free Byron, NeWaste, Sea Shepherd & other community groups are doing a great job!

What we did find at Byron was a lot of old clothes, foam mattresses and bigger items. This shows a problem with people dumping their stuff in public places and not disposing of trash correctly.

Live tunes were powered by our bike generator as always. We enjoyed the talents of Max Gencher & George Hodges, a couple of local legends!

Massive thanks to Byron Shire Council and the other groups that took part on the day which include Positive Change For Marine Life, Plastic Free Byron, NeWaste & Wild Search.

Thankfully Byron has some awesome businesses that are always keen to get behind the Scavenge so we had prizes from Stone & Wood, Soul Surf School & Three Blue Ducks who are out at the farm. Congratulations to those who took home the prizes!

To everyone that participated, we hope you’re enjoying your new, yet pre-loved items purchased with your trash tokens! The second-hand market is a core element of the Scavenge, as it’s about reducing waste on all levels. HUGE thanks to all the people that donated their goods!

Seaside Scavenge wants to plant a seed of environmental nurturing in you. This involves thinking beyond waterway litter and focusing on litter prevention. In short - Create less waste. Be creative and think of all the different ways you could cut down on your own waste.

Do yourself a favor, slow down & enjoy the environment around you.

If you want to be more involved with what we do here at the scavenge you can get in touch about organising a corporate workshop, school talks or university presentations.

We love hearing from you. We’re always looking for volunteers & donations as well so please don’t be shy! Send us a message to find out more.

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Oceans of Gratitude

Joshua Holliday