Choose to Reuse
Reverse Garbage is a creative reuse centre making a difference in the world by reducing waste and creating change in the way we look at resources. We inspire and support kids, adults, artists and teachers to consume less, make more, save money – and feel good doing it!
At Reverse Garbage we strongly advocate for Australia to transition to a circular economy as a way to further mitigate the effects of climate change and reduce our environmental impact.
As a leading self-funded not-for-profit charity in the sustainability sector, our commitment to championing reuse allows us to continue delivering on our social, economic and environmental impact targets.
Reuse leads the way as the preferred method of dealing with waste, after consumption reduction, as part of the resource hierarchy model. Prioritising the reuse of existing materials such as industrial cast-offs, allows these items to be diverted from landfill and helps to breed creativity and waste innovation.
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Shopping reuse doesn’t restrict you to second hand. There’s a plethora of makers who use reuse resources to make ‘new’ items. We call them REcreators. Here’s a list of the wonderful REcreators who were a part of our REcreate Market here in April, which was generously supported by Inner West Council. Before you buy new,…
We are challenging OOSH/vacation care and early childhood centres to choose to reuse this Christmas. To enter, your group must make a reuse Christmas tree for the classroom. Size does not matter, make it as big or as small as you want. The key criteria is that everything must be made out of reuse resources,…
Reuse Immersive – Reverse Garbage, Salvos and King Cotton Craig Reucassel with Kirsten Junor, CEO Reverse Garbage Charitable Recycling Australia hosted a reuse immersive at Reverse Garbage on Wednesday 2 November 2022. 50 key government policy makers and council stakeholders came to hear the Monash University presentation on the headline findings from the ARC Research on Measuring the…
How you can help
Reverse Garbage thrives on people power! Your contributions as a member, volunteer or donor help us provide support, education, and ethical shopping alternatives for a sustainable, creative, independent and thrifty community.
Become a Volunteer
As a self-funded, not-for-profit co-operative we are always on the lookout for volunteers who can share some of their time with us – individuals and corporate groups. Learn more about volunteering opportunites or our Corporate Voluntering Program
Become a Member
If you like what we do, and would like to be part of it, make it official and become part of our RG community.
Become a Donor
Being a donor isn’t just about giving us money. And as much as that greatly helps our mission and impact, we also welcome the donation of your unwanted items which we can then help.