I took some E-waste to Reverse Garbage today.
Read about what they do here.
They are an extraordinary organisation dedicated to recycling and reusing goods so that the amount of stuff ending up in landfill is reduced.
I donated a computer monitor, two televisions and a DVD player which will be sold in their shop or given to disadvantaged families.
It made me feel really good that my stuff can be reused and won’t just end up in a pile of rubbish somewhere.
One of the staff there told me that most of the people who buy things from them end up donating them back when they are finished with them or when they get back on their feet. So the chain of reuse continues.
Last year Reverse Garbage was able to refurbish enough computers to donate them to disadvantaged schools in places like Bangladesh.
They do such good work and receive limited government funding. It’s just outrageous.
Sometimes most of the time the Australian government needs a kick up the backside.
Reverse Garbage made me realise there are some worthwhile environmental programs out there that are actually working. It’s a good feeling.
People CAN make a difference.