Just in case you missed the whirlwind visit that Mullum had from the peak NGO group, the Boomerang Alliance, during the Mullum Music Fest weekend here’s our very own gorgeous Joanne Newman of Mullum InStyle Living receiving praise from national policy director, Dave West, for the leadership Jo displayed during Plastic Free July by removing plastic bags and standard plastic drinking straws.  


Since July Jo has continued to plan and implement a steady transition away from avoidable single use plastic. This is a big commitment for a business like this and Mullum Cares applauds them.  

What didn’t receive the media attention it deserved (simply due to the understandable noise associated with the Music Fest!) was Mullum InStyle’s announcement that they will not be reordering single use water bottles any more now that the water bottle refill station has opened out front of Santos! Fantastic news!  And just today Jo contacted Mullum Cares enquiring about bamboo straws:) 

If you’re a business owner wondering if there really is a growing consumer demand for conservation just drop in and ask Jo how the sales of her glass jar section is going!!! Seriously!  Packaging is sooooooo yesterday:). 

Plastic Free is the future…join us!