‘Don’t waste your waste’ is the message of the new Lismore Recycled Market
GIVE a piece of furniture, some vintage clothing, an old doll or a sculpture a second life at the new Lismore Recycled Market.
It will be held this Saturday from 9am until 2pm, then every third Saturday from then on.
Lismore City Council’s waste education officer Danielle Hanigan said it was important as a society to treat waste as an asset.
“When you look at water and emissions charts on manufacturing, the numbers are pretty astounding,” she said.
“One of the greatest things we can do to be more sustainable is give things a second life, and make sure everything is repurposed at least once before it reaches landfill.
“The Lismore Recycled Market is about encouraging that behaviour and showing off beautiful and functional things people have made from what someone else might consider rubbish.”
The market will operate alongside the Revolve Shop, where six large shipping containers have been set up for stallholders to operate from.
“It means people don’t have to set up their own marquees, they just bring their wares and straight in they go, it’s ready for them,” Ms Hanigan said.
One of the stallholders, Jennifer Edwards, will be selling her tribal dolls at Saturday’s market.
“It’s 100% recycle barbie, handsewn and adorned with beads and shells found from the op shop,” she said.
“It can become a decorative piece to hang on the wall or it can be a child’s toy or a collector’s.”
Market coordinator Robyn Kelly said the market was another example of what the region had to offer.
“Our region is highlighting what can happen in an area where people are like-minded and understated waste is actually an asset,” she said.
The market stalls will sell furniture, household goods, fashion, jewellery, art, sculpture and more.
Even more second-hand items will be on sale at the same time at the Lismore Revolve Shop.
The market is located next to the Revolve Shop, 313 Wyrallah Rd, East Lismore.