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Reverse Garbage Turns 40

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I'm a writer living in Newtown Sydney. I love travel, coffee, sweet indulgence and finding new things to do with with my husband, son and crazy dog. Check out my blog at lastboardingcallforgate77.wordpress.com for more.
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The year was 1974. The television bought a rapidly changing world into our lounge rooms each night and told us of high inflation, recession, Watergate and war. Punk music reflected British social instability, while here, a little known band called ABBA won Eurovision and entered the Australian music charts. We had our first taste of heady consumerism as colour TVs, microprocessors, microwaves and VCRs appeared in shops and began to be sold to everyday people.

Child Friendly, Inner West, Dog Friendly, Markets
ABBA - Image Courtesy of The Guardian and Photograph: Jan Persson/Redferns


In the Inner West a visionary and enterprising group of teachers wanted to help the environment by reducing landfill and reusing materials in their classrooms. They sought a grant to establish a not-for-profit co-operative and Reverse Garbage was born in 1976.

Child Friendly, Inner West, Dog Friendly, Markets, Craft Beer, Live Bands
Reverse Garbage - Image Courtesy of Reverse Garbage Website


Fast forward to today and Reverse Garbage is an internationally recognised, award-winning environmental co-operative open to the public. It is self-funded and still committed to promoting long-term sustainability in the wider community.

So if you are a greenie or inner westie groover, or you just never left the 70's why not bust out your retro, slide into your best spandex/polyester, dust off your platforms and get your 70's groove on down at Reverse Garbage to help them celebrate turning 40.

Child Friendly, Inner West, Dog Friendly, Markets
Image Courtesy of Reverse Garbage Website


It is a family friendly event with a BBQ, Craft Beer, live bands, market stalls, games, dress up competitions and fun for everyone.
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When: Saturday 12 March from 4 pm to 8 pm
Where: 8/142 Addison Road, Marrickville
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