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Charitable recycling is a benevolent function, the purpose of which is to clothe those without and to raise money for charitable programs. Scroll down for news on the sector.

  • Buy It Back Day

    Buy It Back Day (BIBD) is on Saturday 17 November this year as part of National Recycling Week (November 12-18), and encourages people to buy second hand or buy products containing recycled content. Organised by Planet Ark. For more, read on.

    26th October, 2018

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  • More Recycling Equals Less Tax

    More recycling from NSW households could reduce taxes by up to $250 million per year or some $100 per household, according to the Australian Council of Recycling (ACOR). Speaking at the Keep NSW Beautiful “Sustainable Cities Seminar” and at the NACRO Annual Conference, ACOR CEO Pete Shmigel said recovering more household material for recycling meant...

    26th October, 2018

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  • NACRO Strategy and Positioning 2019

    NACRO has announced its new strategy with four key objectives, along with a three-tier, data-driven media and engagement positioning strategy. 1). Reduce illegal/unintentional dumping and increase reuse/recycling in collaboration with governments. 2). Expand influence with consumers, councils and commercials. 3). Uphold sector integrity for transparency and accountability. 4). Deliver member benefits for organisational sustainability. For...

    26th October, 2018

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  • Charities Spending Millions on Waste

    Charities in Australia spend $13 million on waste management each year, sending 60,000 tonnes of unusable donations; that have no value and can’t be recycled; as waste to landfill every year. On the positive side, charities divert over 500,000 tonnes of waste away from landfill every year by their reuse and recycling programs, with Australians...

    26th October, 2018

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  • NACRO on ABC News Breakfast

    Omer Soker, CEO of NACRO was invited onto ABC News Breakfast to discuss responsible donations and how Australian consumers can help charities maximise the value of their donations into social welfare programs. Watch the video here.

    26th October, 2018

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  • $1.75 Million Reasons to Donate to Charity

    A Canadian man’s sister had told him it was time to sift through his bulging closet and donate unused old clothing to a charity. That’s when he stumbled on the $1,750,000 winning lottery ticket, which he had purchased last year. The benefits of clearing out old closets and donating to charity! For more, read on.

    26th October, 2018

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  • EPA NSW Illegal Dumping Grants

    Illegal dumping grant applications are now open and close on 5pm 30 October 2018. The NSW EPA is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs) from community groups on projects that identify local illegal dumping hotspots and have planned clean-up and prevention action. This is the sixth of eight funding rounds under the Combating Illegal Dumping: Clean-up and...

    26th October, 2018

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  • Charity Fraud Awareness Week

    This week is Charity Fraud Awareness Week (22 October to 26 October), an international initiative designed to raise awareness about fraud in the charity sector, and share best practice solutions in tackling fraud and financial crime. For more, click here.

    26th October, 2018

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  • Fake Charity Scams

    For Charity Fraud Awareness Week, Scamwatch has revealed that charities are losing out on more than $320,000 in donations due to fake charity scams. Scamwatch is appealing to donors to be wary of fake charities or people impersonating real charities. In 2018, the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) received almost 690 reports of scams....

    26th October, 2018

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  • NACRO Conference Delegates 100% Satisfied

    All of the delegates who packed out the QT Gold Coast conference facility said they were 100% satisfied with the NACRO Conference. Huge thanks to all the speakers and panellists including Craig Reucassel, Mike Ritchie, Pete Shmigel, Brian Walker, Peter Knock, Richard Wood, Bianca Gray, Bianca Williams, Laura Hill, Tony Khoury, Gemma Rygate and Faye...

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  • Australian Circular Fashion Conference

    The Australian Circular Fashion Conference (ACFC) is Australasia’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. Following the success of the inaugural event last year, ACFC 2019 is a call to action to the industry to implement fashion sustainability within 5-10 years, targeted at over 500 business leaders. For more on ACFC or to register, read...

    10th September, 2018

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  • Garage Sale Trail

    Garage Sale Trail is Australia’s biggest weekend of garage sales, and is happening on October 20 & 21 this year. Over 400,000 Australians will hit the streets that weekend in search of pre-loved bargains.  The event which aims to encourage Australians to choose pre-loved whether through an op shop or garage sale aims to save...

    10th September, 2018

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The National Association of Charitable Recycling Organisations Inc. (NACRO) is the peak organisation that represents Australia’s charities and charity op shops.