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

How an artist approaches a visit to RG


Aaron McGarry is a visual artist working primarily in sculpture and site-specific installations – and a Reverse Garbage shopper. His art reflects his concern about our environmental and social impacts on the world around us. In keeping with this, much of his work is created from found materials and upcycled resources, brilliantly reimagined into new … Continue reading How an artist approaches a visit to RG

Even the numbers support choosing to reuse


Since 1975 Reverse Garbage has been practicing the art of reuse, confident in the fact that we were doing the right thing for the environment, for education and for the community. For 45 years, we’ve been making a difference but unable to quantify just how much of a difference… until now. The proof In 2018, … Continue reading Even the numbers support choosing to reuse