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BEST RECYCLER

The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre The Bower has become a staple among students and green-thumbs alike for its affordable, quality furniture that is not only easy on the debit card – but the planet too. Priding itself on reuse an sustainability, The Bower’s handmaid furniture items utilise items taken from landfills, council pickups and […]

Treasure from trash

By MICHAEL HITCH The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre takes another step towards sustainable living after announcing the people’s choice winner at the conclusion of their ‘ART from TRASH’ exhibition in Marrickville. The exhibition, held at ‘MakerSpace & Co’ from August 2nd to August 11th, aimed to educate people in the value of what is […]

Vandals drain goodwill

BY ALEC SMART Another spate of vandalism at Addison Road Community (Addi Rd) in Marrickville was probably committed by the same people who targeted the premises earlier this year. Unfortunately, these abhorrent acts harm every organisation on this unique multicultural site, and ultimately threaten its long-term viability. Hate speech and trolling – generated in social […]

ARCCO bows to The Bower, for now

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has reopened its doors after being locked out by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Staff, customers and supporters of The Bower rejoiced on Sunday 2 December after negotiating an agreement with […]

The Bower locked out of Addison Road

By Michael Hitch The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre in Marrickville has been locked out without notice from its premises by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO) due to an alleged breach of the conditions of its lease. Customers and staff of the Bower arrived at 8:30am on Monday morning to find that the […]