The wise who saw waste as junk that could be reused and recreated were once ahead of their time. Now we all know the earth has no time to waste. It’s time for us all to Re-think
Over ten years ago a little magazine was born called Junkies dedicated to serve and inspire a growing community of re-thinkers and re-makers across eco-design, sustainable fashion, arts and lifestyle.
*waste: (noun) modern: an unwanted ‘something’
Today the Re:think print magazine and online audience ranks are swelling with freshly inspired, concerned every day Australians. Our recent drought, fires, floods and now a global crisis severely impacting our quality of life have been our massive wake-up call.
Recognition that everything is connected and all our actions have a flow-on effect is being revealed and understood in a variety of new contexts.
We were already asking:
Where is it made? From what? By whom? Were they paid well?
Did the making of it harm the environment or cause unnecessary suffering?
Is it Recyclable, Upcyclable, Compostable? Can it be used in a different way later?
How do I grow it myself? Can I make one myself?
Does my family really need it?
Can I fix it ? Will it last?
Re-think is all about the answers, about community: about showcasing the doers, the makers and the rethinkers leading us all forward with fun, spirit, skill, compassion and clever wisdom.
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Every council manages their waste differently. Knowing how to process your waste well where you live will help your council to recycle and process what you throw away most sustainably.