A use­ful al­ter­na­tive to throw­ing away

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Near You -

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.

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie d425608

James Coghill, from To­tal Green Re­cy­cling, Adam John­son, from Gar­bolo­gie, Fa­mous Shar­ron and Michael Coghill, from TGR.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.