In 12 months Australians donate more than 780,000 tonnes of clothing and goods to charity stores. Scroll down for more facts.....
The social, economic and environmental impacts of illegal and unintentional dumping at charities are substantial.
NACRO members are working hard to offset these impacts with reuse, recycling and resource recovery initiatives, but they need additional support from Federal and State Governments to scale these impacts and to:
Working Groups between NACRO and State Governments have identified three critical interventions that address illegal and unintentional dumping, and improve the capacity of charities to scale their impact with better reuse, recycling and resource recovery. These are:
Infrastructure Investment to Deter Illegal Dumping
Reuse, Recycling and Resource Recovery Improvement Program
Consumer Education and Communications
NACRO looks forward to collaborating with Governments on pro-active solutions and interventions designed to maximise the social and environmental benefits to Australia and to maximise the biggest economic return to communities that only charitable recycling organisations are set up to deliver through real triple bottom line impacts.