Each year, Australians create 67 million tonnes of waste. Unless we change the way we interact with our resources, our air, water and precious ecosystems face irreparable damage.
There is a significant amount of embodied energy buried in the everyday goods we purchase every day. And the reality is, there isn’t really any ‘away’. All waste ends up somewhere and for perfectly serviceable items, that means all the effort and energy that’s gone into making that item may all have been in vain. There is no planet B; there are no more resources other than what the earth provides freely and we liberate from it. We have a duty of care to our planet to respect what is provided and ensure we’re using those resources as wisely as possible.
At World’s Biggest Garage Sale, we’re on a mission to create socially and environmentally-positive community solutions for the world’s ever-increasing waste streams and help people reimagine the way they interact with their goods. Here’s how we’re achieving that every day:
Resource RecoveryWe’re diverting dormant goods from going to landfill and incineration plants, preventing CO2 from entering Earth’s atmosphere, and instead giving them new life to be sold and used again.
Circular EconomyBy reinvigorating goods, we’re creating a circular economy that keeps goods and products circulating at their highest value for the longest possible time, supporting local communities and creating jobs and training pathways to create a positive impact on people and the planet.
CansultingWe’re committed to helping other businesses improve their power to give back. We offer our CANsulting services to show it’s possible to create profits, empower people AND help the environment.
To Do List (SDG’s)We support the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.