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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.
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.
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.