Reverse Garbage in Marrickville Sydney
Many years ago Gillian was an art teacher and collected materials from Reverse Garbage to use with her students. Now Corban & Blair are able to donate still viable materials for Reverse Garbage to use.
“Every time a product is thrown away, all the materials and energy that went into its initial production go to waste. Their value is wiped out. Forever.
At Reverse Garbage, their role is to save materials from going to waste in landfill and to renew their value by making them available for reuse by families, students, artists and community groups. It is one of the most effective ways we can reduce our impact on the natural environment. And it allows us all to be more thrifty, more independent, more creative and more responsible in how we live our lives.
Every year, Reverse Garbage accepts donations from businesses and individuals of around 35,000 cubic metres of items that would otherwise end up in landfill. That’s around 100 football fields’ worth of industrial off-cuts, over-runs, art and craft materials, stage props, knick-knacks, furniture and other odds and ends.
These materials are available to the public at low cost through their Marrickville warehouse and their online shop. They also hold workshops that give community members the skills and inspiration they need to make the most of the resources they find at Reverse Garbage. Manage a program of educational workshops suitable for little kids and schools across a range of ages, abilities and needs.
If you like to donate to Reverse Garbage or find out more about what they do, visit their website reversegarbage.org.au