Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) is again proudly promoting, and a part of, the Garage Sale Trail in 2017. Garage Sale Trail is a national, people-powered program that’s about sustainability, creativity and fun and this year will be held over two days, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017.
“It’s great to see how this event has expanded over the past couple of years and I encourage more residents of the Liverpool Plains Shire to get on-board and be part of the fun,” said LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope.
He said Garage Sale Trail is organised by the Australian, not-for-profit, Garage Sale Trail Foundation which is on a mission to create positive social and environmental change. They believe that big change begins with small actions and that sustainability is best when it's fun and social.
“In the past decade Australians have doubled the amount of waste generated from 22.7 million tonnes to 43.8 million tonnes per annum. An estimated 30% could be reused or recycled but is currently sent to landfill. Our Shire shares this problem with the rest of the nation and we must all realise and act on our shared responsibility for reducing the environmental, health and safety footprint of products and materials across the manufacture-supply-consumption chain and at end-of-life. Garage Sale Trail is a good way for us to do something about it,” Councillor Hope said.
I encourage our households, community groups, charities and local businesses to join an estimated 350,000+ Australians as a part of this year’s Garage Sale Trail.
“Registration is open now via www.garagesaletrail.com.au,” he continued.
“Registration is free, you can host your sale on Saturday 21, Sunday 22 October or over both days, it is forecast 10,000+ garage sales and stalls will be held nationally, 2 million items are projected to be listed and $3million plus is expected to change hands nationally,” he said
“When you register your garage sale on the website you’ll get a heap of promo materials and support to help you be successful. You’ll be provided with everything from blogs and tips from some of Australia’s best thrift shoppers and sellers to ready-made posters and social media tools to get the shoppers flocking to your sale!” Councillor Hope concluded.