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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.

THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY UNITES ACCORDING TO ACOR
Australia’s recycling industry is concerned that Sunday’s 60 Minutes program didn’t paint the full picture of Australia’s recycling efforts and
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NACRO Lobbies Govt to increase reuse & recycling initiatives
NACRO calls on all State Governments to invest just $10 for each tonne of waste charities deal with each year,
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NACRO launches a new policy position & 3-point plan
NACRO launches a new policy position and 3-point plan to tackle dumping at charities, to increase reuse and recycling in
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Dressed by Vinnies Day
Dressed by Vinnies is held any day that works for your school or organisation but one suggestion is National Dressed
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Australian Waste – Time for a New Story
It’s time to start telling a different story about Australia’s waste industry. That the China ban in fact represents the
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NACRO Conference 2019
The 2019 NACRO Conference will be held at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park on 14-15 October 2019 – so please
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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
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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,
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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What’s Inside My Wardrobe?
What’s inside your wardrobe? This fun, fashionable and thought-provoking event is free to everyone interested in how our fashion shopping
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October is Buy Nothing New Month
Buy Nothing New Month is the brainchild of Tamara DiMattina, who Fairfax call ‘PR to The Planet’. It started in
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The Future of Recyling
The ‘Future of Recycling’ is the theme for NACRO’s Annual Conference, to be held at QT Gold Coast from 15-16
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Op Shop Tips from Elle Magazine
In  abeautifully titled article ‘Fashion But Make it Second Hand’, Elle Australia presents 10 useful op shopping tips from women
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Yes, Even Supermodels Go Op Shopping
Supermodel Helena Christensen says shops in thrift shops. Female First in the UK have her quoting “I shop at second-hand
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E-waste Exports Highlight Need for Tighter Controls
Reports that a defunct computer screen dropped at an Australian retailer for recycling was shipped to a junkyard in Thailand
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Trash Taxi Services – The App Waste Future
We use our phones to do everything from delivering our favorite late night cravings to tracking our exercise. So why
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Rubbish to Energy in Sweded
Sweden “recycles nearly all of its waste” and in doing so “generates electricity and heating”. So should Australia become more like
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France Targets 100% Plastics Recycling
Vive La France. France will roll out a series of measures to accelerate President Emmanuel Macron’s goal of reaching 100%
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Smarter e-Waste Urban Mining
Janet Gunter, co-founder of The Restart Project estimates that 1,000 Titanics’ worth of discarded electronics is dumped in the UK,
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Recycling Denim into Insulation
An American company is in the business of turning blue things into green, and giving new life to jeans. Its
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What to Do with Apparel Too Dirty to Donate
The Council for Textile Recycling in the USA estimates that 10,000 tonnes of textiles, in the form of clothes, shoes,
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EPA NSW Product Improvement Grants
The EPA NSW’s Product Improvement Program is open to applications, with individual grants of $50,000 to $1 million available. The
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NACRO Conference – Draft Agenda Announced
The leaders of the charitable recycling sector will be on the Gold Coast during 15-16 October, attending the NACRO Annual
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Vinnies NSW Launches Second Bulk Container Sorting Facility
Vinnies NSW has launched a second Bulk Container Deposit Centre as part of the state’s container deposit scheme. The Unanderra
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Second-hand really is the New ‘New’
Even in the luxury market. The meteoric rise of resale sites such as TrueFacet and Tradesy that provide dedicated environments
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NACRO Invited on WA’s Container Deposit Scheme Advisory Board
The Hon. Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Environment has invited NACRO to join Western Australia’s Container Deposit Scheme (CDS) Advisory
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How ThreadUp Can Digitally Disrupt Op Shops
ThredUp is an online retail platform seeking to reinventing second-hand shopping by disintermediating op shops and sending clothes direct to
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New Income Opportunities in e-Waste
Forget panning for gold or extracting copper ore. A new study shows that recovering metals from discarded electronics, a process
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Transparent Bins to Bring Clarity to Waste
For most people, once they lift the lid and throw their rubbish in the wheelie bin, their household waste is
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What Can Australia Learn from the World’s Best and Worst Recyclers?
Germany and Wales have seemingly mastered their waste problem. They could help Australia as it grapples with China’s ban on
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Time for a Long-term Rethink on Recycling
Emergency measures in response to China’s ban on foreign waste, like stockpiling, landfilling or trying to find other international destinations
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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.