Reverse Garbage is a not for profit co-operative organisation that collects, sorts and re-sells materials that would otherwise end up as landfill. The concept seems glaringly obvious. While companies once paid hundreds of dollars to dump their off cuts and leftover materials, they now have a place where they can donate them; meanwhile, artists, home renovators and anyone else who works with these materials can purchase them for a fraction of the cost.
This organisation provides a huge range of gear in one convenient location; items for sale includes fabrics, plastics, timber, cardboard, paper and metals. The new Woolloongabba warehouse is stocked daily so there's always something new. Customers can spend hours browsing the stock, seeking inspiration or kooky items like plaster cast teeth or old theatre props. You'll probably never use them, but how can you resist?!
Reverse Garbage runs eco-art and sustainability workshops for preschool and primary school aged children. Children learn about environmental concerns while producing artworks from second hand materials. Members of the public are welcome to tour the facility and can enjoy a guided tour charged at one dollar per person (maximum group booking of fifty people).
Echoes Gift Shop is a combination art gallery and retail outlet that showcases the works of artists who use recycled materials. Visitors can attend one of the regular art exhibitions or purchase products from the gift shop. If you are an artist who works with at least 75% reused materials and would like to display your work, visit the website for more information.
Help to reduce environmental and financial waste with a visit to Reverse Garbage.