Media

Below is a list of our media releases, articles and other information where Revolve ReCYCLING has been featured or where issues relevant to our mission are covered.

What size bike do I need? A comprehensive bike size guide

This guide will talk you through the basic measurements and provide links to websites covering more specific and detailed ways to choose the right bike size for your body. The measurements in this guide correspond with the measurements we provide in the bike descriptions.


Bike Buyer’s Guide

This handy two pager explains in non technical terms the free service and warranty that comes with buying a redeployed bike plus what you can do to extend the lifetime of your ride


Cycling’s dirty secret: 300,000 bikes a year dumped in landfill

Sydney
May 2024

Cycling is a clean mode of transport, but it has a dirty problem. Across Australia, an estimated 300,000 bicycles wind up in landfill every year.


INDUSTRY CALLS ON ‘BIG BOX RETAILERS’ TO TAKE GREATER RESPONSIBILITY FOR BICYCLE WASTE

Sydney
February 2024

A new report by consumer advocacy organisation Choice – commissioned through Revolve Recycling – highlights the need for greater responsibility by ‘big box retailers’ when it comes to the half million bicycles sold by them each year, according to the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR) and the Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence (PSCoE).


Revolve ReCYCLING Capability statement

Summary of Revolve ReCYCLING’s services and programs.


Free ReCYCLED Bikes & Life Skills for Kids in Outback Indigenous Communities

Alice Springs
October 2023

Kids in seven remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory can now regularly experience the joy of free bikes – and learn important life skills too.


Feminine Velonomy: Women’s Experiences of Bicycle Repair and Maintenance in France and Australia

Melbourne & Lyon
2021

Velonomy is defined as the ease shown by a cyclist in repairing, maintaining and adjusting their bicycle. This study by Margot Abord de Chatillon highlights 4 strategies developed by women as they attempt to engage with repair and maintenance of bicycles in a male dominated industry and activity.


Hundreds of abandoned share bikes in Sydney being collected by bicycle recycler Revolve ReCYCLING

ABC Radio Sydney
February 9 , 2023


OnyahBike Solution

Sydney
February 3 , 2023


Bike Tyres and Tubes into products not tips

Sydney
January 10 , 2023


Free bikes delivered for Maitland kids – and a better environment too!

Maitland
August 23, 2022


Revolve ReCYCLING Newsletter #1: Why are we here?

Mailchimp
May 20, 2022


Revolve ReCYCLING Newsletter #2: Positive Change on Wheels

Mailchimp
July 28, 2022


Product Stewardship Scheme for Personal Transport Vehicles.

Media Release
May 13, 2021

Australia’s political parties should commit to world-leading recycling of Personal Transport Vehicles (PTVs), including bicycles, E-bikes, and E-scooters, according to an unprecedented alliance of bicycle riders, manufacturers, environmentalists, fleet providers, policy experts, and recyclers.
The members of the wide-spanning alliance are: We Ride Australia, Bicycle Industries Alliance, Total Environment Centre, Bingo Industries, Equilibrium, The Pedal Club, and Revolve ReCYCLING.


NEW LIFE FOR YOUR OLD RIDES

Bicycle NSW
April 27, 2021

Revolve ReCYCLING is a new social enterprise in Sydney that gives life to old rides. Founded just 7 months ago by entrepreneur Pete Smigel, the organisation has now saved over 1200 bikes from landfill. 

The General Manager is Guido Verbist, a circular economy legend who introduced the ‘Right to Repair’ movement while leading the Bower Reuse and Repair Centres.


Bikes For Schools Program Continues To Grow.

AusCycling News
April 27, 2021

AusCycling partnered with Revolve Recycling to further grow their Bikes for Schools program

Ride Nation’s Bikes for Schools program continues to thrive with the latest collaboration set to bring a bike library a month to Maitland BMX Club, which the club will house for schools in the area. This is all thanks to a social enterprise from the heart of Sydney called Revolve ReCYCLING


Keeping bikes out of landfill.

City of Sydney News
December 17, 2021

Environmentalism has been the constant thread in Guido Verbist’s life.

The Revolve Recyling guru has done everything from developing tiny house programs to creating risk protocols for Greenpeace workers in the Amazon and Iraq.

Now he’s turning his attention to bikes – and where they go when we don’t want them anymore.


Letter to Hon Sussan Ley MP

Letter to Minister
December , 2021

We write to make you aware that a nomination for consideration for product stewardship will tomorrow be made for Personal Transport Vehicles (PTVs) which include: used bicycles, e-bikes, scooters, e-scooters and similar devices; their materials such as metals, rubber and plastics, and; their componentry such as batteries and other electronics..


Media Release (Nov. 2023): Free ReCYCLED Bikes & Life Skills for Kids in Outback Indigenous Communities

Kids in seven remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory can now regularly experience the joy of free bikes – and learn important life skills too.


How we landfill our Christmas stockings in this nation of wasters.

City of Sydney News
December 17, 2021

Every year – according to waste and recycling companies and other data – Christmas generates more rubbish (especially food scraps) and recyclable material (especially beverage containers and cardboard) than any other day of the year.

Then, throw in – or throw out – an annual $400 million in “unwanted” gifts such as pamper products, scented candles and novelty items and the single-use wrapping and plastic they come packaged in. And, how about that funny beer-drinking Santa decoration that seems twee this year and also finds its way to the bin?