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We Converse All Star Hi Black Uk as a nation dispose of 21 million tonnes of rubbish a year, more than half of what we produce, and most of that goes to landfill. What are we doing about the 48,300 tonnes of disposable nappies, 77,000 tonnes of car batteries, 179,300 tonnes of white goods and 4.2 million tonnes of food packaging that we chuck out every 12 months?

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She is general manager of Reverse Garbage, a not for profit organisation that collects and sells industrial and commercial discards plastics, fabrics, leather, wood, paper, electrical goods, office furniture and paint from its base in Sydney's inner west. Reverse Garbage, which has been in operation for more than 30 years, saves more than 12,000 cu. m from Womens Converse All Star Dainty Crochet Sneaker White

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"People love it," Alison, a 48 year old university administrator, says. "At my age now I'm really respecting the Earth and understanding a lot more about reuse and recycling."

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and has a turnover of almost $1 million, which is reinvested into reuse products.

Nearly every Australian household recycles 95 per cent according to a Hyder Consulting report to the Federal Government last year, Waste and Recycling in Australia. But shutting the lid on the council recycling bin, with its cargo of paper, plastic, metal cans and glass, is where being green about waste ends for most of us.

For a growing number of people, recycling these things or better still, reusing or not buying them in the first place is now a priority. And it is getting easier to join them, albeit slowly.

Alison Fung likes to pick through her neighbours' rubbish. It's the sort of thing you'd expect would be frowned upon in the desirable Sydney suburb of Gladesville. But Alison is part of a growing mainstream movement embracing the reuse of things that might otherwise end up in landfill. She takes the stuffing from furniture left out for council pick ups, covers it with salvaged fabric and turns it into soft furnishings.

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