Sustainable shopping centre installations for Summer


More than 90% of the materials used to make Marrickville Metro Shopping Centre’s astounding summer decorations came from creative reuse centre, Reverse Garbage. Bottle tops, plastic cutlery, bra cups, polystyrene, fabric samples and hessian coffee sacks that were discarded by their first owner and would go straight to landfill if it weren’t for Reverse Garbage, … Continue reading Sustainable shopping centre installations for Summer

Bringing new meaning to ‘plastic surgery’


Never underestimate the power of a Facebook comment. When Shari Meyer commented on our Facebook post about extraordinary dresses made from hospital Kimguard she probably wasn’t expecting to lead to finding a reuse for the kilos of plastic rescued at her workplace. Shari is part of the Green Team at St George Private Hospital where … Continue reading Bringing new meaning to ‘plastic surgery’

NSW Environment Minister visits Reverse Garbage


The Reverse Garbage team was excited to welcome NSW Minister for Energy and Environment, The Honourable Matt Kean MP, and Member for Summer Hill, Jo Haylen MP on Monday, 18 November 2019. “We were delighted the Minister made time to explore the warehouse. As a fully self-funded not for profit, every bit of support is … Continue reading NSW Environment Minister visits Reverse Garbage

ABC Catalyst explores the benefits of risky play


We were excited to be invited to be a part of ABC Catalyst’s program on Risk which aired on Tuesday, 8 October. Presenter, Lily Serna, explored various ‘risky’ situations to explore how we assess how risky a decision or situation really is? And why are some people more likely to risk everything, while other consistently … Continue reading ABC Catalyst explores the benefits of risky play

Break loose from boring play


Loose parts play may not be a new idea but it’s a good one…for the children and for the planet when using reuse resources. Interest in the concept is experiencing a resurgence – perhaps because the educators emerging from tertiary studies are of an age where they themselves haven’t been exposed to this type of … Continue reading Break loose from boring play