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Australia’s Biggest Garage Sale Is Reminding Us To Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

By Catherine Blake
24th Sep 2018


In the age of disposable straws (and fashion) cluttering up the oceans and plastic bags being run out of major supermarkets, it’s never been more appropriate to to fight back and choose to reuse.

Rolling over the weekend of October 20 and 21, the Garage Sale Trail is the ultimate hotbed to deck yourself out in some flash duds and also pick up some sweet coin for de-cluttering. It’s basically getting paid to spring clean, and if you're not already on the reduce, reuse, recycle bandwagon, here are some zesty stats for you: 95% of unwanted clothes can be re- or up-cycled; Australia’s waste is growing at twice the rate of the population; and the average household has around $4,200 worth of unwanted items. When you crunch it, there’s serious dollars to be made doing some good.

The Garage Sale Trail's Australia-wide event is designed to get everyone around the country involved in reducing, reusing, and recycling their stuff. Want to get involved? You can host your own garage sale, or sign up as a vendor to a bigger market, the important thing is to be a part of it.

One garage sale isn’t going to change the world, but a couple of thousand garage sales just might make us think drastically differently . Register now and stick it to the capitalist fat cat.

The details

What: Garage Sale Trail
When: Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October
Where: Australia-wide

For info on garage sale locations, and how to register as a seller, check out their website

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