Reverse Garbage: Organisation Profile

Last Modified: Sun Dec 04 2016 04:37:06 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 1974
    Reverse Garbage is established by a group of teachers determined to help the environment by diverting industrial discards from landfill and by reusing materials in their classrooms.
  • 40 years
    later, Reverse Garbage is now an internationally recognised, award-winning environmental co-operative committed to promoting sustainability through the reuse of resources available at its warehouse in Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia.
  • 35,000 cubic metres
    or 100 football fields of items collected each year, which may otherwise end up in the bin. Items collected include: reusable off-cuts, over-runs, art & craft materials, stage props, nic-nacs, furniture and other items from hundreds of supporting commercial and industrial businesses, as well as through the generosity of the community.
  • 9,000
    young children in the community engaged by Reverse Garbage by providing them waste education resources and access to thus promoting a pushing for a shift towards better waste behaviour.
  • 7 days / week
    Reverse Garbage Warehouse is open to the public to purchase a variety of reusable materials and resources at considerably discounted prices.