A useful alternative to throwing away
THE old saying that one person’s trash is another’s treasure has never been more appropriate.
With this in mind, organisers of the annual Garage Sale Trail have urged community members to think before sending unwanted household items to landfill.
The ‘reuse’ message was highlighted last week with the unveiling of an installation in Perth that was constructed entirely from recycled materials.
Salvaged wood, computer keyboard parts, yoga mats and teddy bears are some of the materials that helped make up the one metre-high ‘REUSE’ message.
Total Green Recycling director Michael Coghill said that it was important to recycle all business and household e-waste; everything from computers to power boards.
“WA’s landfill sites are not equipped to handle e-waste, as they cause many health issues for our communities and the environment,” he said.
Michael and his brother James have thrown their support behind the Garage Sale Trail, with hundreds of thousands of secondhand items expected to be up for sale across the State on the day.
James Coghill, from Total Green Recycling, Adam Johnson, from Garbologie, Famous Sharron and Michael Coghill, from TGR.