Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Garage Sale for All North Coast; Event Aims to Encourage Reuse, Recycling

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Garage Sale for All North Coast; Event Aims to Encourage Reuse, Recycling

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Byline: Caitlan Charles Caitlan.Charles@dailyexaminer.com.au

THIS is your chance to join in on the biggest garage sale on the North Coast and do your bit to reduce landfill in the Clarence.

Second Hand Saturday co-ordinator Linda Tover said the event began more than 10 years ago when local councils on the North Coast adopted the idea from a similar project in Sydney.

"We though this would be a fantastic program for our region to encourage reuse, to (prevent) good things from going into landfill and promote the aspect of minimising illegal dumping," Ms Tover said.

She said Second Hand Saturday was just about garage sale hunting to some people, but it was also about being environmentally sustainable.

"We know that from the valuation that we've done in the past that 60-70% say that their knowledge of reuse has increased and a further 30% have said 'I already know about it and this is a great way of reusing and recycling good things out there'," she said. …

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