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 1974 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

The buzz on bees wax wraps


Beeswax wraps aren’t just a great alternative to single use plastics, they’re also magic at keeping foods fresher for longer. They’re perfect for:  Keeping loaves of sourdough bread fresh in humid weather Wrapping herbs like coriander and basil – they keep their colour for much longer and wilt less in the fridge Preventing ginger from … Continue reading The buzz on bees wax wraps

10 things to make from a fabric sample book


Fabric sample books can send a creative mind spinning. The ‘ooohs and aahs’ abound at the sight of such beautiful fabrics perfectly colour coordinated in a neat little bundle, but are balanced by the more practical question of ‘what can I really make with such small pieces?’. Reverse Garbage regular, Celia from Fig Jam and … Continue reading 10 things to make from a fabric sample book

New wheels means there’s no stopping our sustainability education program


With a new education van, there’s no stopping Reverse Garbage from taking our sustainability education program to even more schools across the Inner West and beyond. With the help of votes from our amazing community, Reverse Garbage was successful in obtaining $35,000 in the 2018 round of the Community Building Partnership grants offered by Jo … Continue reading New wheels means there’s no stopping our sustainability education program

Children are the future – our messages are reaching them


A glimpse at the children’s placard messages at the recent climate change marches makes it clear they are very aware of their environment and want to be involved in taking care of it. This was a very rewarding moment for us – especially when we saw that many of the placards were made from reuse resources!  Reverse … Continue reading Children are the future – our messages are reaching them