Reverse Garbage Queensland was set up in 1998 as a not-for-profit worker run co-operative, promoting environmental sustainability and resource reuse.
They collect industrial discards from more than 300 businesses around Brisbane, then sell at low cost direct to the public from their Aladdin’s cave of recycled treasures.
Some of the materials are also used in a variety of environment and waste focused art workshops and school holiday eco-art programs.
The Reverse Emporium gallery and gift shop is one of the highlights when visiting Reverse Garbage. This charming space is set up within the warehouse and features the creations of local artists, craft workers and designers who salvage, reuse and up-cycle materials.
Reverse Garbage Queensland
Burke Street, Woolloongabba