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Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA

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Byron Bay - Cape Byron YHA and Sustainability

Cape Byron YHA is committed to making a more sustainable planet. We aim to reduce our footprint through more sustainable practices. We Participate in Earth Hour each year, raise money for our oceans and want to see a more sustainable future! Some of our commitments include:


YHA Sustainability - Energy

Waste Minimisation:

  • We have just made a huge commitment to increasing recycling! Sustainability experts Cool Planet have conducted a business waste assessment. We have made an investment into a new waste management system and committed to reducing landfill.
  • Recycling stations in kitchens, common areas and office areas to recycle anything from printer cartridges or our 100% recycled paper, to tinnies of beer and plastic containers, and even dead batteries!
  • No plastic bottles or plastic bags on site, we only sell reusable, and offer bag sharing for grocery runs.
  • 75,000 bottles/cans and plastic bottled recycled Jan 18 – Jan 19
YHA Sustainability - Energy

Electricity Efficiency:

  • Our pool is heated by the sun! Solar panels make it perfect for swimming all year ‘round
  • Power saving light bulbs throughout the hostel
  • Use and promotion of public transport Australia wide, the easiest way to reduce your carbon footprint!
  • Mesh fridge bags available to rent or buy to reduce energy consumption in the fridge
YHA Sustainability - Water

Water Saving:

  • Water reducing shower heads and dual flush toilets for ultimate bathroom efficiency 
  • Our gardens? They’re water free. With drought-resistant plants, they don’t use any of our water!
YHA Sustainability - Social

  Social Sustainability 

  • Fundraising box for Positive Change For Marine Life
  • Sheets, lost property and donated dry and tinned foods are donated to local charities for those who need it most

Did you know?

Every night you spend in a hostel creates an average of 9 kilograms of carbon emissions
(Certified by the Carbon Reduction Institute).

How can you help?

Each time you book a bed online, you can choose to contribute $1 towards the Sustainable Hostel Fund.
By going green with YHA, you can help us turn our existing properties into eco-friendly hostels and be greenest hostel network in Australia.
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