Reuse

Make your own: Painted jars

Friday, 27 March 2015

Rather than dropping them into the recycling bin, put those glass jars to good use as these painted vessels for storage or decoration.

the-bower

The Bower's 15th Anniversary

20 September, 2014
Come along to the 15th Birthday of the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre! Celebration includes the auction of the Tiny House, vintage cash register, and other collectable vintage items, live jazz music, demonstration work shops, recycled art for kids and a sausage sizzle (vegetarian).

Where: The Bower, 34/142 Addison Road, Marrickville, Sydney, NSW.
When: 12pm – 4pm, Saturday 20th September, 2014.
Cost: Free
Click here for more info.

National garage sale trail

National garage sale trail

26 October, 2013
National garage sale trail organises Australian communities to hold garage sales on the same day each year. So far Garage Sale has redistributed one million items from potential landfill, helped raise $3 million in local fundraising, and helped 800,000 people to meet their neighbours in Australia. National garage sale trail promotes community and sustainability – and it's also a lot of fun!

Where: Nationwide.
When: Saturday 26 October, 2013.
Cost: Free to register.
Click here for more information.

recycling-story

8 items to reuse before recycling

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Put any accidental packaging to good use with these tips.

General Manager, The Bower

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

This part time role at the Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Cooperative would manage all financial, operational, administrative and legal aspects to assist local individuals, communities and businesses to divert waste from landfill through a shop and reuse referral service.

Location: Sydney, NSW.
Salary: $43,316.27 inc. 9% super (part time)
Applications close: Friday 1 June.
Click here for more info.

recycling-centres

We love... Recycling centres

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Save some (non) trash from landfill and hit up some of these great recycling centres.

greywater 101

Greywater 101

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Learn how to safely reuse your household's wastewater and take water efficiency to the next level.

tiny-cup

Teeny Weeny KeepCup

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Moving toward a sustainable solution to fit every coffee quandary, KeepCup have introduced the quaint 4oz KeepCup especially for espresso, piccolo, ristretto and macchiato drinkers.

Rows of soaps and bath fizzes in a store

More tips for choosing eco-friendly cosmetics

Sunday, 14 August 2011

As we work on our petroleum-based cosmetics challenge, it’s good to see if there’s any useful tips we can get from our previous challenges. Let's look at packaging, buying in bulk, and multi-purpose products.

Handmade notebooks

8 ways to recycle paper yourself

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

If you’re willing to experiment, you can do a bit of DIY recycling. Grab a stack of paper that you were going to put in the recycling bin and do something crafty instead.

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