To activate dormant goods for good as a way to make purposeful profit that creates a positive impact on people and the planet.
At World’s Biggest Garage Sale we’re tackling the issue of waste through landfill diversion by activating dormant goods for good with our circular economy and resource recovery practices. Our efforts promote sustainability and responsible consumerism, and provide employment opportunities for vulnerable members of our community.Our Story Our Goals
Impact That Matters
Dormant Goods for Good
Community Members in our Movement
kiloGrams of potential waste diverted from landfill
raised for local charity benefactors from WBGS events
Activating the Circular Economy
There has never been a better time to redesign our relationship with material goods. Given our finite level of natural resources and increasing global population, our current take–make–dispose linear model of production is not sustainable.
The circular economy aims to restore the way we use and reuse goods by finding value throughout the life cycles of a product. By extending the length a product is used, it prevents the over-generation of waste and simultaneously creates new business opportunities, jobs and revenue streams, all while minimising the environmental impact of mining, resource extraction, refining and manufacture.
At World’s Biggest Garage Sale we’re working together with communities, businesses and governments to activate the circular economy.
Rug UP: Repurposing and Transforming Textiles into a New RugAbout this Event Join us for a fun SATURDAY SESSION Repurposing and Transforming Textiles into a New Rug with Professor Rowena BarretT. Join WBGS for a fun afternoon of textile upcycling, led by local QLD Leader Professor Rowena Barrett. Do you have old sheets and pillowcases? Most of us do. They pile up and lay […]
The World’s Biggest Garage SaleWhat started as a local community garage sale, has now transformed into the largest event of its kind in the world. Supported by our circular economy precinct in Brisbane, Australia, we take dormant goods from the community, renew their value and create profit for purpose.